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 for including the Gulf Wind and the Palmland.

Click to enlarge, and click again to enlarge further. Likewise for much of what you see on this blog.


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

  1. JIM says:

    This brings back memories! From 57-59, as a New Yorker going to Grad School @ FSU I traveled on the Silver Meteor, NY to Jacksonville (coach of course) & loved it. Dinner while passing DC and the Capitol was a treat; viewing the City of Miami w/ its beautiful livery arrive in Jacksonville about the same time, was special. There I’d have to change to the Gulf Wind (definitely not equal to the Meteor) for Tallahassee, w/ several hours wait. But the Gulf Wind was memorable too: now legally of age to have a cocktail in the lounge car, and having seen so many movie stars drinking Martinis, I ordered one! Ugh!! But I finished it!!

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