KCS Questions

TexChris Mar 29, 2001

  1. TexChris

    TexChris TrainBoard Member

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    Hopefully, we can get a KCS board here soon for these kinds of questions, but here it goes if there's any KCS fans out there--I recently picked up a 1968 KCS timetable, which still showed the Southern Belle passenger train. When was the last run? What would the equipment have looked like--motive power, cars, color scheme? Were all the passenger cars in the black/yellow/red scheme? Were they all streamlined, or were there still some heavyweights? When was the last passenger train on the Dallas line? Thanks.
     
  2. Dwightman

    Dwightman TrainBoard Member

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    According to the KCS Historical Society, the Southern Belle was discontinued on Nov. 2, 1969. I would guess that the equipment used would have been mainly lightweight streamlined cars, possibily with a few rebuilt heavyweights. The motive power would probably be E units. All would still be painted black/yellow/red. I don't know when the last run on the Dallas line was. My Aug. 1950 Official Guide shows it as freight only.

    Dwight
     

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