An order for twelve E7A's was delivered to Southern in 1949, including #2919. At that time SR ran a varied fleet of passenger trains into Jacksonville including the Royal Palm, Ponce de Leon and the seasonal streamliner New Royal Palm by way of Valdosta GA. The Kansas City - Florida Special and Skyland Special entered Florida via Jesup GA on trackage rights with Atlantic Coast Line.
The New Royal Palm, December 1952
Via New York Central, Southern Railway (Cincinnati - Jacksonville) & Florida East Coast Ry.
|SB #9||NB #10||Car Route||Car Type|
|RP-1||RP-1||Cincinnati - Miami||22 reserved seat coach|
|RP-2||RP-2||Cincinnati - Miami||54 reserved seat coach|
|RP-3||RP-3||Detroit - Miami||54 reserved seat coach|
|Cincinnati - Miami||Diner - Lounge|
|709||F709||Buffalo - Miami||14 roomette - 4 dbl bdrm|
|708||F708||Cleveland - Miami||10 roomette - 6 dbl bdrm|
|707||F707||Cleveland - Miami||10 roomette - 6 dbl bdrm|
|Cincinnati - Miami||Dining Car|
|706||F706||Cincinnati - Miami||10 roomette - 6 dbl bdrm|
|705||F705||Detroit - Miami||13 dbl bedroom|
|704||F704||Detroit - Miami||10 roomette - 6 dbl bdrm|
|702||F702||Detroit - Miami||4 compartment - 2 drawing rm - 4 dbl bdrm|
|700||F700||Detroit - Miami||5 dbl bdrm - Buffet - Observation|
Original line drawing art by Stan Lytle, enhanced with road colors and other details by Jack Bleiberg.
About color schemes: The image of Southern #2919 and the colors on this page show Southern Railway's green, white and gold.