Author Archives: Gary Garth McCann

Fast Trains of the ’30s and Earlier

The list above is from the Lucius Beebe book High Iron published in 1938. These 1930s records are a sad commentary on the lack of development of high-speed rail in the U.S. I couldn’t resist reproducing the photo below, also from High … Continue reading

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Budd New Haven RDC Cars: Late ’40s, Early ’50s Ad

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Budd Western Pacific “Zephyrette” RDC Ad

  For more about RDCs, and more about Western Pacific’s Zephyrettes, click on RDC on side bar.

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Missouri Pacific Colorado Eagle Ad: Late ’40s, Early ’50s

The Eagle took you to mountains like in the drawing, but didn’t quite reach them. Dome coach, grill coach, diner-lounge, sleepers, coaches, overnight St. Louis to Denver.

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Neither artist nor date is shown in this folder of postcards offered once upon a time by the Monon (Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Railroad). Visit the Monon Railroad Historical Technical Society by clicking here.

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This book of more than 40 Howard Fogg paintings on detachable postcards was published by New York Central July 1, 1964 and shows a cover price of $2.00.

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Coast Starlight Predecessors: Southern Pacific Coast and Shasta Routes

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