Pan-American (passenger train)

Pan-American (passenger train)

:"For other uses, see Pan-American."

The "Pan-American" was the Louisville and Nashville Railroad's state-of-the-art train linking the U.S. cities of Cincinnati, Ohio and New Orleans, Louisiana. Service started in 1921 and was discontinued in 1971.

The train was made famous by WSM Radio's nightly broadcast of the passing train's whistle. Some "Pan-American" passengers were lucky enough to sit in comfortable lounge chairs and hear the sound of their own train's whistle from a wood-cabinet table radio tuned to WSM in the observation car.

The "Pan-American" inspired several songs:
* "Pan-American Blues" (1926) by DeFord Bailey
* "The Pan-American" (1948) by Hank Williams
* "Pan-American Boogie" (1949) by the Delmore Brothers

External links

*http://www.tennessean.com/learn-nashville/archives/04/06/31346829.shtml


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