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Band plays as last train leaves in 1959 by Tom Pavluvcik
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The last Silver Meteor departs the SAL Ninth Street depot at 9:15 AM on January 20, 1959 as the St. Petersburg High School band plays under the direction of Everett Roberts. Carrying 240 special guests, the train is heading to the grand opening of the new depot on Fairfield Avenue South near 34th Street. There, after a brief dedication ceremony, 65 regular passengers will replace the special guests for a 10 AM departure to New York City. Alvin Lederer collection