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George Lortz

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Kentucky Derby Trains
« on: September 02, 2016, 08:36:00 PM »
I found the attached photo on the Internet recently.  It shows the many passenger trains that assembled at Louisville Union Station during 1955 Kentucky Derby weekend.  It's likely that at least one of the trains came from and through Indiana.

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Ron Marquardt

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Re: Kentucky Derby Trains
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2016, 11:01:52 PM »
Interesting picture George, but I doubt the 1955 date.  Every car in that photo has a clerestory roof, and by 1955 the clerestory roofs were pretty much a thing of the past.  / Ron

Robert Gibson

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Re: Kentucky Derby Trains
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2016, 09:12:20 PM »
Looks more like 1925.

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Re: Kentucky Derby Trains
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2016, 03:27:42 PM »
That would have been my guess too Bob, the 1925-1930 era.  / Ron