French Quarter lounge on the Sunset Limited, 1950s


The 1950s “French Quarter Lounge” car on the Southern Pacific Sunset Limited, New Orleans-Los Angeles, a train still run by Amtrak today (with different equipment, of course). Todd and I have ridden it several times. Photo from my brochure collection; for more Sunset Limited brochure photos, see

Below is a print of a publicity painting for the train’s 1950 inauguration. These prints were used in brochures and hung as large paintings in stations along the route.


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