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Barnesville in Lamar County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Streamliner Nancy Hanks II

 
 
Streamliner Nancy Hanks II Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 9, 2021
1. Streamliner Nancy Hanks II Marker
Inscription.  
The Nancy Hanks II made her first trip on July 17, 1947 and was a popular Central of Georgia Railway passenger train that made the 6 hour run between Atlanta & Savannah through Barnesville. It was named after a race horse who was named for Abraham Lincoln's mother. Each bore a likeness of the famed trotter on the side. “The Nancy” made her last run April 30, 1971.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical date for this entry is July 17, 1947.
 
Location. 33° 3.233′ N, 84° 9.344′ W. Marker is in Barnesville, Georgia, in Lamar County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and Main Street, on the left when traveling east on Market Street. Mural and marker are painted on the south façade of the building at this address. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 215 Main Street, Barnesville GA 30204, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Hospitals (a few steps from this marker); Women of the Confederacy (within shouting distance of this marker); Barnesville Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of
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this marker); Confederate Hospital (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Barnesville Railroad Depot (about 400 feet away); Lamar County (about 500 feet away); In Memory of America's Revolutionary War Soldiers (about 500 feet away); Barnesville Blues (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barnesville.
 
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1. Introducing the Nancy Hanks II!.
Photograph shows a crowd gathered in Savannah, Ga., for the July 6, 1947, christening of Central of Georgia’s new streamliner, the Nancy Hanks II, set to enter service to Macon and Atlanta.
(Submitted on November 26, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Nancy Hanks.
"The Nancy", as it was affectionately known, was an all-coach, reserved-seat train with grill lounge service. The train had an average speed of 48 mph (including stops). It left the Central of Georgia Depot in Savannah daily at 7 a.m., running to Atlanta Terminal Station via Macon Terminal Station, and returned from Atlanta at 6 p.m. The dome parlor-lounge car was 85 feet long, made of steel and built by Pullman-Standard.
Streamliner Nancy Hanks II Mural image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 9, 2021
2. Streamliner Nancy Hanks II Mural
It had a dark-blue exterior and interior upholstery in royal blue and gray. In keeping with the racehorse theme, the lounge beneath the dome was branded the "Saddle & Stirrup."
(Submitted on November 26, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Streamliner Nancy Hanks II Mural image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 9, 2021
3. Streamliner Nancy Hanks II Mural
(looking northwest from Market Street / Main Street intersection)
Barnesville Railroad Depot image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 9, 2021
4. Barnesville Railroad Depot
(one block north of marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 644 times since then and 173 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 26, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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