Monthly Archives: November 2014

Baltimore and Ohio all-coach Columbian, late 1940s/early ’50s

As a kid, I wrote to railroads and asked them to send me pictures of their trains. This came from B&O, along with an interior shot of a coach with snack bar, a system map, and other less interesting, more … Continue reading

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Canadian Pacific Rail Diesel Cars

  Ad appearing in a late 1940s/early ’50s┬áNational Geographic

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Union Pacific Domeliner City of Portland

The distinguishing feature of the City of Portland, as of the City of Los Angeles, was its dome diner. The COP’s competition, the Empire Builder and the North Coast Limited, had plenty of domes, but no dome diner. The COP … Continue reading

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