Monthly Archives: November 2013

Union Pacific City of Portland

These interior shots could as well be on the City of Los Angeles since both trains had the distinction of carrying dome dining cars. But Union Pacific intended these to be of the City of Portland because the photos appear in a … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Railroad streamlined coach interior

In this little booklet I especially like the picture of the family in a streamlined coach. By the 1950s eastern railroads weren’t lavish in advertising brochures, so I have fewer glimpses of life aboard their trains. Less rare is the photo of … Continue reading

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Santa Fe El Capitan and Super Chief in New Mexico

A Fred Harvey postcard of El Capitan in Shoemaker Canyon. Click on the image to enlarge it.  In September 1967 I rode from Chicago to Los Angeles on El Capitan, the forerunner of today’s Superliners: 8 hi-level coaches, hi-level diner, and … Continue reading

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