Transport: Telephoning in Transit

An inconvenience in trains is the long lurching walk through three or four Pullmans to the diner only to find all the tables taken and a line of people waiting. Last November the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy installed several telephones in one of the streamlined Zephyrs so passengers might telephone the diner to reserve a table. The Southern Pacific's streamlined City of San Francisco has phones used by porters for service only. Last week Southern Pacific revealed that a new City of San Francisco now abuilding will have telephones in every compartment...

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