F.D. Roosevelt Rail Travels

  • FDR Rail Travels & His Funeral Train
  • FDR Rail Travels & His Funeral Train
Anne & Dave Winans
Anderson Room
Fri 4:30pm

Franklin D. Roosevelt was the most traveled President using rail transportation. We will look at some of his travels and show how a Pullman business car was transformed into US 1 for his use while President. FDR died in Warm Springs, GA in 1945 and his funeral train travelled along the Southern Railway to Washington DC, and eventually to Hyde Park, NY, where he was buried. Consists and locomotives used on the funeral train will be presented, as well as photos of its passing through towns along the Southern Railway main line.