The Press: Rail Romance

Sixty years ago the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy's prime sales talk to prospective passengers was that its trains had been equipped with Westinghouse Air Brakes. . . . The Union Pacific boasted "one pure passenger train a day" out of Omaha, for San Francisco four days away. . . . Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific ("Safe-Reliable-Elegant") advertised that "its road bed is simply perfect and its track is laid with steel rails"; its Pullman Palace Sleeping Cars "lighted by Pintsch Gas." . . . Southern Pacific, in 1899, assured magazine readers that "a...

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