Nancy Hanks (passenger train)
The Nancy Hanks was a popular Central of Georgia Railway passenger train in Georgia running between Atlanta and Savannah. It was named after a race horse who was named for Abraham Lincoln's mother. The name is even older than the mid-20th century train derived from that of a short-lived but famous steam special, the Nancy Hanks. The earlier Nancy operated in 1892 and 1893.
"The Nancy," as it was affectionately known in South Georgia, was an all-coach, reserved-seat train with grill lounge service. It left Savannah daily at 7 a.m. for the six-hour run via Macon to Atlanta and returned from Atlanta Terminal Station at 6 p.m.
In the 1960's the Central leased a dome car from the Norfolk and Western-Wabash line, where it had operated for a number of years; the car was thoroughly renovated for service on the Nancy Hanks II. The car was 85 feet long, of steel construction, and was originally built by Pullman-Standard. It had a dark blue exterior and interior upholstery in royal blue and gray.