Sunday, February 17, 2019

City of New Orleans -- February 17, 2019

The Illinois Central Railroad  published this poster to promote its service from Chicago and points south to New Orleans.  The railroad launched The City of New Orleans in 1946.  The original City was a daylight run.  The Amtrak version runs overnight.

In 1970, Steve Goodman wrote a song inspired by the train.  Arlo Guthrie had a hit with a version that was released in 1972.  I'm happy when I get this song stuck in my head.

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