Blue Bird Flying South
Undaunted by a December 1951 snowstorm, the Wabash Blue Bird flies south from Chicago to the impressive Union Station in St. Louis. This handsome Budd-built train was one of the finest regional streamliners in the Heart of America. The streamlined, six-car train featured not one, but four Vista-Dome cars. The Blue Bird made one round trip daily, heading north from St. Louis in the morning and arriving in Chicago’s Dearborn Station in mid-afternoon where it was turned for a late afternoon southbound departure.
            © Stewart S. Buck