As we’re heading into vacation time of the year, here’s a nice little Santa Fe Railway logo, that came from a 1906 Ladies Home Journal.
Here’s the complete original advertisement the image came from.
A little background about the California Limited passenger train:
It made its first run in 1892 from Chicago to Los Angeles, where it made continuous round-trips on a 2-1/2 day schedule. For quite a few years, it was a very classy train ride, billed as “The Finest Train West of Chicago”, but lost some of its prestige to Santa Fe’s more opulent de Luxe passenger train, and it eventually became a second-class ride. In 1945, the second section of train #4 entered the siding at excessive speed and derailed, killing 5 and injuring 200. The California Limited was withdrawn from service in 1954.
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