The Columbus and Greenville Railroad Company today announced that contract had been closed for two double power gas-electric trains to be operated on the road through Greenwood. These trains will be composed of engine, baggage and mail compartments, and passenger coaches. These trains will be painted in Pennsylvania red, the color for all passenger equipment that has been adopted by the road.
As soon as this new equipment arrives it will greatly improve the service, furnishing an afternoon mail and express, and making better connections with eastern points.
This progressive move will be appreciated by merchants and shippers in Greenwood, as well as the public generally.
From The Greenwood Commonwealth, April 14, 1928
Two new Gas-Electric operated trains over the Columbus & Greenville Railway began operation over that line yesterday, the first arriving here from Columbus enroute to Greenville at 11:30 a.m. and the second arriving here enroute to Columbus from Greenville at 2:40 p.m. The new trains made their first trips yesterday.
The addition of these two new trains gives Greenwood three westbound and three eastbound trains daily. Trains going west will arrive here at 8:30 a.m., 11:50 a.m., and 4:55 p.m. Eastbound trains will pass through Greenwood enroute to Winona and Columbus at 9:30 a.m., 2:40 p.m., and 5:53 p.m.
From The Greenwood Commonwealth, December 28, 1928