En Route To Derby Scene: First Group of Special Trains Leave Chicago for Louisville.; Many Departures Thursday Night--Others to Follow Friday--Windy City Aggregation Travels in Great Style to See Race., Daily Racing Form, 1927-05-13


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EN ROUTE TO DERBY SCENE First Group of Special Trains Leave Chicago for Louisville Many Departures Thursday figlit Others to toFollow Follow Friday Windy City Aggregation AggregationTravels Travels in Great Style to See Race Chicago is en route to the Kentucky Derby The first of the special trains left here Thursday night nightThe The Pennsylvania railroad will run seven ¬ teen special trains Eliminating the club cars and diners and listing only revenue pro ¬ ducing Pullmans the Illinois Athletic Asso ¬ ciation has reserved two trains of eighteen cars on the Pennsylvania to carry its mem ¬ bers The Medinah Athletic Club had one train of nine cars the Lake Shore Athletic Club had another train of nine cars the Hamilton Club twelve cars the Bondsmens Club seven cars the friends of Joe Cof fey seven cards Eddie McCabe and his friends eleven cars and Sammy Wolf and friends fourteen cars These all left Chicago Thurs ¬ day night between 9 and 10 oclock and will arrive in Louisville Friday morning In addi ¬ tion three of the regular trains left Thursday night These were all over the Pennsylvania road Friday night the Pennsylvania will run a Derby special of ten cars followed by three sections of nine cars each A mid ¬ night special of eleven cars will follow the above aboveThe The Monon route also dispatched trains for Kentucky Thursday night but runs them to the wateiing places in Indiana for an outing before the races The Chicago Athletic Association travels by this loute ILs members require two trains of twelve cars eiich The Edgewatrr Beach Hotel con tingent reserved a train of nine cars An Contlnued on twentieth page EN ROUTE TO DERBY SCENE Continued from first page other special train labeled the Cook County Democratic Committee had fourteen cars Another assigned to the OConnor Edelstein party had twelve cars carsThs Ths first three of these trains went to French Lick Springs and the last two to West Baden Springs Ind Two parties will take special trains1 to Louisville Saturday morning and back Saturday night nightIn In addition to those enumerated the Monon ran a special of ten cars to Louisville an ¬ other to French Lick of ten cars and still another of eight private cars to French Lick LickFriday Friday evening the Monon will haul the Midland Club in eleven cars and another train of eight private cars carsThe The itig Four ran two special trains of ten cars Thursday night and will have another of the same size Friday night The Lincoln Fields special on the C E I left at 11 oclock Thursday night It carried ten or eleven cars carsThe The feature of the railroad transportation is the demand for the best accommodations each roacl can supply Everyone asked for Pullmans and comparatively few have been satisfied with berths in open sections More than thi cofourths of the racegoers want to go as millionaires The result is that the Pennsylvania and the Monon have sup ¬ plied compartment and drawing room space for nearly SO per cent of those to be hauled in special trains In addition each train has asked for a club car and two diners Chicagoans have asked and received the equivalent of equipment supplied on extra fare trains trainsIt It will be impossible to correctly estimate the number that wil travel by auto Auto ¬ mobile clubs and ether information agencies venture to say that the run will see from j GOOO to 10000 This prediction is based on the number of inquiries for road conditions I and requests for route maps

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