[78-L] ^White Christmas

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca.invalid
Tue Dec 25 13:21:28 PST 2018

And they'd have strangled one another rather than sing one more chorus of that 
tuneless tempo-free piece of crap 'Snow'.

I said it and I'm glad.


On 12/25/2018 4:19 PM, Mark Bardenwerper wrote:
> On 12/25/2018 2:57 PM, David Lennick wrote:
>> Here you go, from the man who knows.
>> --
>> There was no direct service from Miami to Vermont, nor is there now.  They
>> would have had to change trains at New York's Penn Station, which is where all
>> the Florida trains terminated and originated; there was no Florida service
>> available out of Grand Central Terminal.
>> The fastest trip from Miami to NY Penn Station would have been on a name train
>> such as the East Coast Champion or the Silver Meteor, which would have taken 24
>> to 25 hours.  A connecting train from Penn Station would have then taken them
>> to Vermont, which would have added another five to 10 hours, dependent on the
>> final destination within the state.
>> The two pieces of stock footage used in that portion of the film are a Santa Fe
>> San Diegan on the coast south of Los Angeles and a Southern Pacific secondary
>> long-haul train with several mail and express cars right behind the
>> locomotives.  Neither railway ever got anywhere near Florida or Vermont.
>> */Greg Gormick/*
>> */On Track Strategies/*
>> */Oshawa, Ontario/*
>> */  and/*
>> */Studio City, California/*
> Excellent!

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