Dixie Flyer

The Dixie Flyer was a passenger train connecting Chicago and St. Louis with Florida.

It operated from 1892 to 1965, traveling the “Dixie Route” and serving Evansville, Indiana; Nashville, Tennessee; and Atlanta.

In early 1892, the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway christened its existing trains 1 and 2 from Nashville to Atlanta as the Dixie Flyer. It featured Pullman Palace sleeping cars from Nashville to Jacksonville.

At first, the trains were routed south of Atlanta via the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railway, controlled by the Southern Railway, and later via the Central of Georgia Railway and the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.

In 1965, the Dixie Flyer was discontinued north of Atlanta. The Atlantic Coast Line and its successor, the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad, continued to operate the train between Atlanta Union Station and Jacksonville. It operated on an overnight schedule and without sleeping cars.

The train was discontinued in late 1969.

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