Thursday, October 28, 2010
The pinnacle of dramatic railroading in the eastern United States was the cresting of the Saluda grade by Southern Railway's Carolina Special, powered by a green and gold trimmed locomotive with a helper on the rear. This train, which ran from Charleston, South Carolina to Cincinnati, Ohio was a typical passenger train of the steam era. It consisted of mail and baggage cars, coaches, a diner and Pullmans. It once boasted an observation car marked "Carolina Special."
Text Source: Southern Steam Trains
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