The following is a trascription of the Train
Orders regarding movement of The General:
LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE RAILROAD COMPANY
April 9, 1962
Messrs: V. W. Ayers (6)
N. R. McDowell (2)
J. J. McKabb (3)
M. B. Lewis (5)
C. W. Turner (2)
W. E. Gilstrap (10)
W. H. Waldrop (3)
Roy Morphew (3)
Locomotive “General” and Coach 665 will be
operated under own power from Atlanta to Chattanooga as follows:
April 12 – Lv. Atlanta 10:00 AM
Ar. Kennesaw 11:45 AM
Arrange for crew to go on duty at Union Station, Atlanta
9:00 AM, April 12th. Train will stop at Sessions St. Crossing,
Elizabeth, for water. Water will also be furnished at Kennesaw.
Short trips will be made from Kennesaw to a road crossing
adjacent to Pole 28-20 handling passengers to and from Kennesaw
Mt. National Park. These trips are to be made under the supervision
of Assistant Trainmaster Gilstrap. On Arrival at Kennesaw at 11:45 AM the train
will head in to the House Track at that point, stopping with the engine in
the clear of the crossing north of the depot, with coach stopped at depot.
April 13 - Lv. Kennesaw 10:00 AM
Ar. Acworth 10:20 AM
Lv. Acworth 2:00 PM
Ar. Emorson 2:25 PM
Lv. Emorson 3:00 PM
Ar. Cartersville 3:15 PM
Engine will be watered at Acworth. Train will be on display
at Ackworth, Emerson and Cartersville, remaining on display
until 9:00 PM. Train will head in House Track Acworth, stopping
with engine south end of depot; head in passing track Emerson
and back coach onto the House Track in clear of passing Track;
and head in passing track at Cartersville and spot train on
Iron Track with engine just in clear of first crossing north of depot.
April 14 - Lv. Cartersville 8:00 AM
Ar. Kingston 8:45 AM
Lv. Kingston 11:00 AM
Ar. Adairsville 11:30 AM
Lv. Adairsville 2:30 PM
Ar. Calhoun 3:15 PM
Engine is to be watered before leaving
Cartersville in time to depart on schedule.
Train will be on display Kingston, Adairsville and Calhoun, remaining on display until 9:00
PM. train will head in the passing
track and spot train on the Old Rome
Branch Track with the coach standing over the crossing
at the south end of the depot. We
have permission to block this crossing with the coach.
Train will head in at the
house track at
Adairsville stopping with the rear of engine tender at the south-end
of depot platform. Water will be furnished the engine
Adairsville. Train will head in house track at Calhoun and stop with the engine immediately in the clear of the crossing south of
depot. Engine will be fueled and watered at Calhoun before departure
April 15 - Lv. Calhoun 9:00 AM
Ar. Resaca 9:20 AM
Lv. Resaca 10:30 AM
Ar. Dalton 11:30 AM
Train will be on display
at Resaca and Dalton, remaining on display until 9:00 PM.
Train will head in passing track at Resaca, stop with the
south end of the coach spotted opposite the station building.
Train will back in the Hotel Track at Dalton, spotting the
train on extreme south end of track. Engine will be watered at Dalton before leaning morning of April 16th.
April 16 - Lv. Dalton 9:00 AM
Ar. Tunnel Hill 10:00 AM
Lv. Tunnel Hill 10:30 AM
Ar. Ringgold 11:00 AM
Train will be on display at Tunnel Hill and Ringgold remaining
on display until 9:00 PM. Train will back in the house Track stopping in clear of the crossing north of the Feed Mill at Tunnel Hill.
Train will head in the passing track at Ringgold, spotting south end of coach
at the driveway at the south end of
depot. Engine is to be watered at Ringgold before departure morning April 17th.
April 17 - Lv. Ringgold 9:00 AM
Ar. Graysville 9:30 AM
Lv. Graysville 11:00 AM
Ar. Chattanooga Noon
Train will be on display at Graysville and will tie up
on arrival at Chattanooga. The crew will be relieved at Chattanooga and deadhead home. Train will head in passing track at Graysville, spotting coach just north of building at Pole 120-10.
Assistant Tranmaster W. E. Gilstrap will be in charge of the train isofar
as operations are concerned and the crew will be instructed by Mr. Gilstrap, as to time to go on and off duty
each day. Division Engineer H. B. Lewis and General Foreman J. J. McKabb will
arrange for watering, fueling, cleaning, providing paper drinking cups and
suitable drinking water daily. Mr. Lewis will arrange for stanchions and rope
used in connection with handling visitors entering and leaving coach at points
I have previously written those of you concerned with reference
to the handling of locomotive “General” and Coach
665 moving from Louisville to Atlanta and from Chattanooga
to Atlanta in connection with the above trip. Messrs. Waldrop
and Morphew will arrange police protection during the entire
time this train is on the Division.
T. J. Hale
Cy: Messrs: F. W. Kirchner
S. P. Strickland
C. A. Love
E. H. Civils
C. J. Black
B. W. Page
M. J. Eckhoff
J. N. Neal
F. L. Ray----Please notify Assistant Trainmaster Gilstrap
and the crew of this train prior to arrival Chattanooga,
April 17th, the track the train is to
enter on arrival at that point.
All Agents – W&A - Dispatchers,Dalton - Agents
will see that tracks to be used in connection with this train
are clear of cars prior to arrival of train.