Special Derby Trains Will Arrive at Louisville: Service by Operating Railroads In Spite of Prolonged Strike, Daily Racing Form, 1955-05-04


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Special Derby Trains Will Arrive at Louisville Service by Operating Railroads In Spite of Prolonged Strike By OSCAR OTIS CHURCHILL DOWNS, Louisville, Ky., May 3. — Churchill Downs officials today j learned that at least 21 special trains would arrive Friday and Saturday for the Kentucky Derby in spite of the prolonged strike against the Louisville and Nashville Railroad. Certain improvisations in service will be made by the operating railroads. The Pesnnsylvania will park its specials in the Jeffersonville yards and will move passengers by a shuttle train to Fourteenth and Portland streets. The Pennsy has two special trains booked from St. Louis, four from Chicago, one from Indianapolis, two from Pittsburgh, and one from Philadelphia and Harrisburg. In addition, extra Pullmans will be handled on regular trains from New York, Dayton and Columbus. The Baltimore and Ohio is prepared to handle 10 specials, and will park its pull-mans in the Illinois Central yards, stretching from Central Station to Twelfth Street. One of the most noted specials, the Texas and Pacific luxury flyer will be routed on Baltimore and Ohio tracks from St. Louis instead of via Memphis and the L. and N. The Illinois Central has three trains scheduled from Memphis and New Orleans. The Chesapeake and Ohio will route certain of its cars on the B. and O. Downs officials estimate that from 8,000 to 12,000 Derby fans usually arrive and depart by train.

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