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 caption of this photo from Don Ball, Jr.’s Pennsylvania Railroad 1940s-1950s. The sleepers from the 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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Rio Grande Royal Gorge in the Royal Gorge, Colorado

  This photo of the streamlined (more or less) Royal Gorge is from the Rio Grande promotional booklet, the cover of which is shown below.   The black-and-white photo below is reproduced from the booklet “Railroads at Work,” published for children by the Association … Continue reading

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Seaboard Silver Meteor, Silver Star, Gulf Wind, Palmland: April 1959 brochure

  By 1959 Seaboard saw a lucrative market among Spanish speakers and produced the pamphlet below, from which the three pictures above are enlargements. It’s one of the few pamphlets I have that advertise Seaboard’s trains, and I think it notable … Continue reading

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Seaboard Silver Meteor, ’50s diesel color scheme

Miami, February 1953 photo from Wallin Collection reproduced here from Don Ball Jr., America’s Colorful Railroads.

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