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What train travel was like on the streamliners of the 1950s and 60s

I’m gradually scanning my railroad memorabilia collection online  at streamlinermemories.com  The dome lounge, below, ran on several of Santa Fe’s streamliners. Photo/drawing from a Santa Fe Railroad brochure published in 1960.

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Santa Fe “de Luxe” loading to depart L.A., c. 1915. “Junior patently doesn’t want to go. The porter has begun in advance to hate his passengers, and the woman on the steps is getting ready to file complaints before the train moves out of the depot.”

The quote above is from the caption to this photograph in The Trains We Rode, vol. 1, Lucius Beebe & Charles Clegg, 1965 (from my personal library). I like the photo as much for the authors’ interpretation of it as for … Continue reading

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