Monthly Archives: April 2014

Super Chief “Welcome Aboard” brochure

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Super Chief observation Navajo and bar in lounge Acoma, 1937

Both Santa Fe Railway photos are reproduced here from the beautiful Classic American Streamliners, Mike Schafer and Joe Welsh. There are many good books on specific streamliners but Classic American Streamliners has an impressive collection of  photographs, some new to my eyes, although the two … Continue reading

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Super Chief, Dearborn Station, Chicago

By the years (1960s) that I saw the train coming through Pomona, California, the observation was gone, although the lighted drumhead remained on the rear. In summer and during the Christmas season, the train regularly carried 8 sleepers, the pleasure dome lounge, and … Continue reading

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Santa Fe ticket envelope and folder

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Santa Fe Super Chief (today Amtrak Southwest Chief) en route

Passing Devil’s Footstool near Los Cerrillos, NM. Santa Fe photo by R. Collins Bradley reproduced here from an Audio-Visual Designs postcard. Ascending Raton Pass, Fred Harvey postcard. These were sold aboard trains in packets of six varied scenes. In a field … Continue reading

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Baltimore and Ohio lounge car, late 40s, early 50s

  Photo reproduced here from the book shown below and in the text described as “a new streamlined combine lounge.” Since I have recently posted some about B&O, and since interior shots of so many trains seem to me hard to come … Continue reading

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Domeliner City of St Louis observation lounge car being run on the rear of the train

Where else would I expect an observation lounge to be, you might ask. But until I found this wonderful picture on the “other” Streamliner Memories blog (, whereas I’m at .com), I wasn’t sure these cars had ever been run on … Continue reading

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