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View Resource Bathing Beauty Fashion Show Aboard the Florida Special (editor's title)
Fashion Show on the Florida Special

As airlines competed ever more successfully with railroads in the 1950s and 1960s, railroads countered with special services and attractions that airlines could not duplicate. And railroads made sure to record the photogenic aspects of these attractions, as here, where passengers on the Seaboard Coast Line's Florida Special were treated to a fashion-show model sporting a bathing suit and carrying...

View Resource Inside Santa Fe's Hi-Level Lounge (editor's title)
Lounge car interior

This interior view shows the "Top of the Cap Lounge" on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway's Chicago-Los Angeles El Capitan. The Hi-Level car had seating for 60 upstairs, plus 26 more in the downstairs Kachina Coffee Shop. In 1956, Santa Fe re-equipped the all-coach El Capitan with an order of 47 Hi-Level cars from the Budd Company. The cars are the direct predecessors of today's Amtrak...

View Resource Hostess Service on the Rebel (editor's title)
Interior of Rebel's observation car

Publicity photo showing passengers relaxing and enjoying train hostess service provided by Janice Elrod (standing in rear) in the round-end observation car "Ole Man River" on the Rebel passenger train of the Gulf, Mobile & Northern Railroad. The GM&N was one of the first railroads to introduce train hostess service. The Rebel was a lightweight, diesel streamliner that first ran between New Orleans...

View Resource Mitropa Dining Car in Leipzig Station (editor's title)
Leipzig Station

An East German passenger train carrying a Mitropa "speisewagen" (dining car) stopped in the Leipzig station. Mitropa was a catering company that managed sleeping and dining car services on German railroads during much of the 20th century. Deeply routed in German politics, Mitropa was formed during World War I after Germany stopped using the services of the French-owned International Sleeping Car...

View Resource Opening of Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Line to Yellowstone Park (editor's title)
CM&StP officials at Three Forks station

Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway officials at Three Forks, Montana for the opening of the Gallatin Gateway to Yellowstone National Park on August 1, 1926. On that day, the railway opened a 33-mile branch line from Three Forks to the Gallatin Gateway, replacing the 1909 electric tram and allowing the operation of standard passenger cars all the way to the edge of the park. The following year,...

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