Category Archives: Louisville and Nashville Humming Bird

Louisville and Nashville Hummingbird crossing Biloxi Bay

(From my post card collection.) L&N’s caption on the back reads: “Louisville and Nashville Railroad Diesel-powered streamlined de luxe coach-Pullman train between Cincinnati-Chicago-St. Louis and New Orleans. Smart dining car serving famous L&N meals. Full length tavern-lounge car, radio.”

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LOUISVILLE AND NASHVILLE HUMMING BIRD

Northbound, arriving Pascagoula, MS, 10/13/68. Photo by Phillip Kotheimer, from the wonderful book Dixie Lines: Louisville and Nashville Railroad, David P. Oroszi and Ron Flanary.

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Louisville and Nashville Humming Bird menu

With my Aunt Lacy I rode the Humming Bird from New Orleans to Cincinnati in 1967. She said it did everything but hum, a commentary on the roadbed. I had the hot baked beans for lunch.

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