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The Flying Scotsman - the world's most famous train - booklet issued by the LNER, 1925 - cover by H G Gawthorn
As early as 1925 the London & North Eastern Railway were cannily marketing both the locomotive Flying Scotsman (4472) and the named train service - it certainly probably was a contender for the confident assumption that it was the most famous train in the world. The cover artwork is very potent - worked up by Harry Gawthorn, a well-known commercial artist who also did many posters for the company.
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The Denver Zephyr was a passenger train operated by the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad between Chicago, Illinois, and Denver, Colorado. Regular service for the route began May 31, 1936. The trainsets were refurbished in the winter of 1948-49 and operated in DZ service until October 1956 (Wikipedia). From the Postcrossing "You Choose 3 Cards Unwritten" tag.
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Long before a network of automobile highways crisscrossed the nation, the continent was conquered by rail. On May 10, 1869, the ceremonial driving of a golden spike at Promontory Summit, Utah, signaled the completion of America’s first transcontinental railroad. “May God continue the unity of our Country,” an inscription on the spike read, “as this Railroad unites the two great Oceans of the world.”
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Vintage posters -Prohaska, Ray (1901 - 1981) - 20th Century Limited, New York To Chicago Overnight - New York Central System (1941) / Ancienne affiche publicitaire, vieille publicité
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What better way to enjoy the incredible Canadian Rockies than by rail? Such a trip frees one up from having to drive, and the rail cars offer overnight accommodations and meals. One can spend their time gazing out the windows at the beauty of the Rockies, rather than having to watch the road. In fact, this railroad system has been a major feature of Canadian tourism for local and international travelers alike for over a century. Since 1881, travelers who want a unique experience have been…
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Again, I am soooo enjoying this. The railroads definitely showed enthusiasm and pride running those wonderful trains.
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Viajar era una experiencia muy diferente a sobrevivir a un vuelo de Ryanair. Antes, el traslado era parte del viaje, disfrutabas del camino antes de llegar a disfrutar del destino al que te dirigía…
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The spirit of Chattanooga lies in its views, its history, and the wealth of activities and opportunity that the city has to offer. From the awe-inspiring panoramas atop Lookout Mountain to the water activities on the Tennessee River to the historic “Chattanooga Choo Choo” and Civil War relics, this city is a diverse panoply of history, nature, culture, and enterprise. To salute the medley of all things great about the Scenic City, our artists at Anderson Design Group hand-styled this…
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