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After leaving New Orleans the previous evening, the  Southern Belle makes its way north toward Kansas City.

Round end cafe lounge observation car At left: The round end cafe-lounge-observation car  brings up the rear on today's train.

 By this date, there is no longer a sleeper. The consist is  engine 25, a baggage car, one coach and  the cafe- lounge.


 KCS had made every effort to continue these  trains,  however, with the loss of mail contracts and  the still  declining ridership, it was impossible to  keep them  running.




A station in eastern Oklahoma

Above: Heavner, Oklahoma.


interior of coach

Above: Interior view of the chair car. These cars had tinted glass instead of shades.

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