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The train's original consist including five coaches, a tavern-lounge, and a diner (it later featured through sleeper service to St. (Thanks to Bill Haithcoat for help regarding the history and operation of the Humming Bird.) As with the rail industry in total, the 1960s were not kind to L&N passenger operations in general and the railroad began looking for ways to exit the business entirely.Interestingly, the railroad was so quick to call it quits on the Humming Bird that it discontinued the train in the middle of its run in 1969, stranding passengers and making news all over the country!
While the train was a low key, no frills operation affordable to most of the general public the railroad advertised it as an elegant, top notch affair (which it very much was).
While the passenger trains still carried a level of good looks the new paint scheme was simply not as catching as the original.
It should also be noted that the Bird had a sister train, the Georgian. Louis, providing the only direct connection between St.
For more information: Hummingbird Society Cornell Lab of Ornithology Audubon Arizona PRBO Conservation Science Ross Hawkins founded the Hummingbird Society.
"There is a chance in the future that there will be significant problems with certain species -- where the birds find less of the sources of food than they found in years before," he said.