Monthly Archives: May 2014

Canadian Pacific’s Canadian, National Geographic ad, 1950s


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Milwaukee Road “Colorado, Utah and other Mountain Vacationlands”

Click to enlarge, and click on the enlargement to enlarge further. Some of the photos in this black-and-white booklet appear elsewhere on this blog in color, but I wanted to share them in the form of this Milwaukee Road promotion. … Continue reading

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Rock Island, Southern Pacific Golden State sleepers on Pennsylvania Admiral at Horseshoe Curve

Click to enlarge the photo and click again to enlarge the enlargement. The Admiral is two hours late, according to the captionĀ of this photo from Don Ball, Jr.’s Pennsylvania Railroad 1940s-1950s. The sleepers from theĀ Golden State are coming through from … Continue reading

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Santa Fe’s Chicagoan, Dallas, 1966

By 1954, The Chicagoan/Kansas Cityan carried a full-length dome lounge car (“Big Dome Lounge” Santa Fe called them) from Oklahoma City to Chicago and picked up its parlor observation car from Tulsa at Kansas City. With both of these cars … Continue reading

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Southern Piedmont Limited, Crescent, Southerner, Kansas City-Florida Special: 1940s diesel color scheme

This Vanishing Vistas postcard, photo by Leonard W. Price, May 14, 1947, tells us in text on the back by Robert A. Le Massena, that these units were waiting to haul the Piedmont Limited from Washington, DC to Atlanta, and … Continue reading

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Baltimore and Ohio ticket from Washington, DC to Cincinnati via Southern Railway and Norfolk and Western

The ticket folder is B&O but the travel is from DC to Lynchburg, VA via Southern, then on to Christiansburg, VA, via Norfolk and Western, and finally on to Cincinnati via Norfolk and Western. Stamped, as well as I can … Continue reading

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Rock Island Rocky Mountain Rocket, post card, late 40s or early 50s


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