Monthly Archives: September 2014

Santa Fe: Along the Route

I have multiple copies of┬áSanta Fe’s booklet, “Along the Way.” The most recent, published in 1960, managed to look older because only the first few pages were updated. Above are the front and back covers. Only small black-and-white photos appear … Continue reading

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Union Pacific dome diners: two interior color schemes

  Both photos from Union Pacific ads in the National Geographic, latter half of the 1950s. These cars ran on the City of LA and City of Portland.      

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Los Angeles Union Station ticket sales wing

Today this wing of the station is reserved for special events, including, I believe, filming for movies and commercials. When I was a kid, each of the three railroads’ names appeared in sedate chrome or gold-colored metal lettering behind their … Continue reading

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Budd rail diesel car ad, late 1940s

  From the National Geographic ad reproduced below.

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