Gilbert B Norman wrote:ACL #88 Florida Special Jan 29, 1967
Power "sorry 'bout that" (beyond the platform)
ACL Bagg-Dorm 107
Florida Special NB 12/31/62
FEC Dorm St Johnsbury
ACL Coach 209
Thanks for the memories!!...... Not of the Florida Special......but of ACL Diners “Tarboro” and “Fitzgerald” (and Greenville)
These cars were leased by CN in the summer of 1967 and were the usual diners on the “Cabot”. A new through train between Montreal and Sydney operating on the NTR via Edmundston, N.B.
They were exotic cars for a kid who only saw RDCs prior to the inauguration of the Cabot. I also remember the smell of coal smoke at the station.......the diners had coal fired stoves.
(PS: The cars came from the ACL but would have been returned to the SCL.......Seaboard Coast Line was formed on July 1, 1967 and I still have that bright orange cover timetable)