2 TRAINS RUNNING - GEORGETOWN KY, CIRCA 1963greenspun.com : LUSENET : Southern Railway : One Thread
IN THE 1960'S WHEN I WAS JUST A BOY I USED TO GO OUT TO THE DEPOT WITH MY FOLKS TO WATCH THE TRAIN
THERE WAS A MAN THERE, WHO ALWAYS WANTED TO BE ON THE TRAIN BUT HIS ROOTS WERE STATIONARY IN HIS HOME TOWN.
HE HAD A MAIL SERVICE ON THE TRAIN IN THOSE DAYS WHERE HE WAS DOING SOMETHING WITH HIS LIFE.
HE WAS AN ONLY CHILD. AN OFFSPRING OF A VERY WEALTHY FAMILY HE DIDN'T HAVE MUCH TO DO, BUT LOVE THE TRAIN
HE WAS FLEM DANIAL SMITH FROM GEORGETOWN, KY HE KNEW EVERY STOP ON THE RAILROAD LINE. FROM MICHIGAN TO FLORIDA
HE WAS FRIENDS WITH THE CHILDREN AND WITH THE OL' FOLKS TOO. HE WOULDN'T HURT A FLY UNLESS THEY TRIED TO HURT YOU
HE HAD A MAIL SERVICE STARTED IN HIS OWN TIME YOU COULD MAIL A LETTER TO FLORIDA AND IT WOULD GET THERE THE NEXT DAY ON THE RAILROAD LINE!
OF COURSE THIS IS A SONG TO HONOR OL' FLEM. BUT I WANT TO KNOW THE ANSWER THERE WERE TWO TRAINS THAT CAME THROUGH GEORGETOWN, EVERY NIGHT WHAT WERE THE TIMES? 7:14 AND 10:45 I BELIEVE PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU REMEMBER AND I WILL GLADLY E-MAIL YOU BACK IF THE SCHEDULE IS IN TACT!!!!!
RICK CARROLL RT 5, BOX 618 ALBANY, KY 42602
-- RICK CARROLL (email@example.com), October 28, 2003
In October 1963 there were two trains a day, each way, through Georgetown, Ky. No's 1-2 The Ponce de Leon, and No's 3-4 The Royal Palm. The times you give are for the northbound Palm at 7:14pm and the southbound de Leon at 10:51pm. The Ponce de Leon is listed as only making flag stops at Georgetown.
-- Tom Underwood (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 29, 2003.