needed for the train's flagmen after the decision was made to put
the passenger cars ahead of the auto carriers. Before that, the
flagmen simply rode in the passenger cars.
were also needed after the train became so popular that the train
was split in two sections -- one passenger and one auto carrier
-- and run five minutes apart.
Seen here at
Sanford, FL, circa 1974
W. Schmidt, courtesy of his son Tom Schmidt