RRIRD

SECTION A.2
 NEWSPAPERS
PAMPHLETS
MAGAZINE ARTICLES
PUBLICATIONS
RECORDINGS

RRIRD
TITLE
AUTHOR
DATE
DESCRIPTION


PAMPHLETS/PUBLICATIONS



A.2 (1)
99 Years of Progress
Southern Railway System
1929
8 pgs
Contains History of the Best Friend of Charleston, with photos of Southern trains comparing modern train to Best Friend, and map of  Southern Railway System.
A.2 (2)
Avoid the Strain-Ride the Train!
Southern Railway System
-
8 pgs

Passenger advertising campaign in selected on-line newspapers, see drawings and accompanying poems below.
A.2 (3) Railroad Comes of Age and the Best Friend of Charleston, The
Mary L.and Albert M. Langley
1970
14 pgs

The historic South Carolina Canal and Rail Road published by the Augusta Chapter of the NRHS.
A.2 (4) South Carolina History Illustrated
Siegler, Carter
1970
Feb 1970, Vol 1, No 1, History of the Best Friend of Charleston

RECORDINGS



A2.(5) Charleston Steam
Charleston Chapter NRHS

Record of a collection of sounds from the steam engines operated by and for the Charleston Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society (Best Friend of Charleston, Engine # 630, Engine # 1, and Engine # 44)   Note: poor quality sound on 33¼ record

SOUTHERN RAILWAY ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN




There once was a gourmet, we've heard,
Thought flying was simply absurd,
Just one little flap
Put his food in his lap
Now it's travel by train for this bird!
An experienced traveler we know,
Chooses train as the best way to go;
He gets lots of rest
Arrives feeling his best
With no worries about fog, sleet or snow.

There was an Exec who got shook,
Whenever a plane ride he took;
The get-up-and-go
Would chill him like snow
So now it's by train hook or crook.







There was a bone tired Exec,
Who went on an overnight trek;
He traveled by train
Instead of a plane
And got lots of sleep for his check.

There is a wise traveling man,
Who learned to become our great fan;
By taking the train
He misses the strain
So travels with us when he can.

There was a gray-flanneled tycoon,
Felt overnight train trips a boon;
Besides lot of rest,
He'd dine on the best,
And get to his meeting as soon.

Avoid the Strain - Ride the Train, Southern Rwy Advertising Campaign