The Greatest of All- The Southern Railway

January 4, 1902


The rapid expansion of the railroad system in the South is allowing quicker and more comfortable travel.


The winter Schedules and through car arrangements of the Southern Railway for the approaching season will be superior in many respects to the splendid service heretofore offered by this system,
It has through cars to almost every important point in the South and Southwest, and by means of its connection one can reach any and all points with perfect comfort. Its schedules are arranged to form all through connections, and with its complete dining car service on all through trains, proves a great time saver and convenience to the traveler.
On Nov. 24th a through limited train between Washington, D.C. and Jacksonville, Fla. via Richmond will be added to this territory which will afford the very best service between Washington, Richmond and all points South. The train will be composed of Pullman Sleepers, Day coaches, and dining cars of the latest improved designs.
With this new service one can leave Washington at 10:50 a.m. Richmond at about 2:40 p.m., reaching Jacksonville the following morning at 9 o’clock, Atlanta at 6:10 a.m., New Orleans at 8:30 p.m., Memphis 7:10 p.m., Chattanooga 7:40 a.m., and all other points in the South and Southwest similar quick service is offered.
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