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Can anyone give me the dates of the first run of the Silver trains. Assume it was late 40s, but that's all I know?
-- Dwight Richardson (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 08, 1999
According to Mr. Welsh, the inaugural trip of the Meteor was Feb. 2, 1939. The Silver Comet entered service on May 18,1947, and the Star on December 12, 1947.
-- Jim Roquemore (email@example.com), March 09, 1999.
A great place to get all the info you want can be found in two books:
First.... By Streamliner: New York to Florida and Midwest by Joe Welsh is one of the best books ever written on the subject....
also Midwest Florida Sunliners by R. Lyle Key, Jr.
-- Ted Srickland (Tstrickland@pol.net), March 09, 1999.