My grandfather, Luther M. Powers was the last baggage
master assigned to the run the City of Memphis. I can remember riding
the baggage car with him in about 1956 or 1957. I think I walked
directly from the passenger compartment into the baggage area. I
have many fond memories of visiting my grandfather on his caboose
in the yard. Locations of personal interest to me are along the
Memphis to Nashville and Memphis to Lexington, Tennessee, lines
as those are the ones I rode with my grandfather.
He was so distraught at the loss of the N.C.&St.L. identity
that he retired in 1957 with 41 years service.
--Eddie Boatwright, 4/20/2002
Photo from the NC&StL Ry. Bulletin, January 1956