Thursday, December 3, 2009

Four O'Clock Factoid: Rollin' Down the Seaboard Line

Four O'Clock Factoid is a daily feature on Track Twenty-Nine helping to get you through the workday with a bit of useless knowledge.

In 1965, Johhny Cash popularized the song Orange Blossom Special, a song named after the famed train of the same name. The Orange Blossom ran from New York Penn Station to Miami or St. Petersburg, Florida. The train operated from 1925-1953 over the Pennsylvania Railroad, the RF&P, and the Seaboard Airline Railroad.

Hey talk about a-ramblin'
She's the fastest train on the line.
Talk about a-travelin'
She's the fastest train on the line.
It's that Orange Blossom Special
Rollin' down the Seaboard line.

1 comment:

Christopher Parker said...

Today's Silver Star operates more or less the same route (with exceptions between Petersburg VA and Raleigh; between Savannah and Jacksonville).