Three Special Trains From Eastern Seaboard, Midwest and Missouri Valley to High Spot Hegira to ’48 Convention!

AS the final details of what appears destined to be another record-breaking conference of the nation’s fire protection and prevention leaders are being whipped into shape, it is announced that special accommodations are being provided for those who will travel by train to the convention city of Miami.

These accommodations will take the form of special trains to be made up of individual special Pullmans operating from different cities, to converge into “Convention Specials” which will, in turn, follow the major rail arteries to the home of genial host Chief Henry Chase and the Diamond Jubilee meeting.

“Fire Chiefs’ Miami Special”

Tapping the New England and Eastern Seaboard areas will be the “Fire Chiefs’ Miami Special” of the Seaboard Railway Line, made up of modern reclining-seat coaches, sleeping cars with private rooms and sections, and lounge, dining and observation cars—all airconditioned, to operate from New York on a speedy one-night-out schedule, making stops at important stations between New York and Columbia, S. C., to entrain passengers. “Fire Chiefs’ Special Cars” (sleeping and coaches) through from Boston to Miami will join this train at New York. Stops for entraining will be made at Boston, Providence, New London, New Haven and Bridgeport.

This “Fire Chiefs’ Special Train” will be routed over the Pennsylvania, R. F. & P. and Seaboard Railroads.

The Special will leave the Pennsylvania Depot, Manhattan, New York City, Saturday, Nov. 6, at 2:45 P.M., arriving in Miami at 5:00 P.M. on Nov. 7th. The New England Section will leave Boston’s South Station (N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. No. 175, the Colonial) at 9:00 A.M., arriving at the New York Penn. Station at 2:10 P.M.

For details of this Special (and the return accommodations) communicate with the following: Charles T. Smith, Chairman, Transportation Committee (IAFC), The Gamewell Company, Newton Upper Falls, Mass., or H. T. Denning, General Passenger Agent, Seaboard Railway, 630 Fifth Ave., New York 20, N. Y. Information may also be had about all “Specials” from Association Headquarters, Midston House, 22 E. 38th Street, New York, N. Y.

“Stover Special” From Chicago

Midwestern chiefs will rejoice that this year there will be another “Stover Special” to speed them in old-time splendor to the Diamond Jubilee Convention. And again, it will be handled by Frank Stover.

The “Stover Special” will leave Chicago over the C. & E., I. R.R. at 12:30 P.M., Saturday, Nov. 6, stopping at Danville and Terre Haute. It is due to leave St. Louis, over the L., & N. R.R. at 2:45 P.M., Saturday, the 6th, making stops at Evansville and Nashville, departing from that city over N. C. & St. L. R.R. at 1:20 A M., Sunday, Nov. 7 (EST). Next stop will be Atlanta, whence the “Special” will leave over the C. of Ga. Ry. at 10:45 A.M. (EST), Nov. 7th. A stop will be made at Albany (Ga.) whence it will travel over the A. C. L. R.R. (leaving at 4:20 P.M., EST, Sunday, Nov. 7th), to Jacksonville. It is due to leave that city at 8:00 A.M., Monday, Nov. 8—next stop Miami!

Details of this “Stover Special” (including fares) may be secured from either Frank Stover, District Sales Manager, Gamewell Company, 201 N. Wells Street, Chicago, Ill., or Association Headquarters.

Missouri Valley Fire Chiefs’ Special

Chief William (Bill) Gardner, president, Missouri Valley Association of Fire Chiefs, has completed arrangements with the Frisco Railroad for a “Fire Chiefs’ Special” to run on the schedule of that road’s “Kansas City Florida Special, with top accommodations similar to the other “Specials.”

The Missouri Valley Special will leave Kansas City at 8:25 P.M. Saturday, Nov. 6, and is due in Miami on the following Monday afternoon. The route will be via Springfield, Mo.; Memphis, Tcnn.; Birmingham, Ala.; Atlanta, Ga., and Jacksonville, Fla., with Oklahoma Chiefs joining at Springfield, St. Louis,; Texas and Arizona Chiefs hooking up at Memphis, on Sunday morning, the 7th.

Chief Gardner invites members of the Pacific Coast and Southwestern Associations—and any others who feel so inclined, to join the Missouri Valley and other groups for the trip.

Those who desire reservations, or information should send their requests promptly to R. E. Maring, General Agent, Passenger Department, Frisco Railroad, 103 W. Eleventh street, Kansas City 6, Mo. He is handling all transportation details of the trip for the Missouri Valley Association. He will advise all applicants of their assignment, schedule and fare information (going and returning).

Time to “Roll”

If the interest shown in the forthcoming Diamond Jubilee Convention and the inquiries for information (as well as cash-on-the-line reservations) mean anything, they suggest prompt action in making reservation by all those who contemplate the hegira to Miami. The tariff itinerary sheets and other details will be available by the time this is in type. It is pointed out also, that transportation must be purchased in advance. It is well to check on the matter of tax. Certain municipal employees are entitled to tax exemption and inquiry should be made before remitting funds to the railway companies. It is pointed out that those who are entitled to tax exemption must submit a tax exemption certificate with remittance when ordering tickets.

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