Travel: Luxury Abroad

Once upon a time, traveling in the U.S. meant trains, and trains meant living it up. In 1911, for instance, the Santa Fe's De Luxe between Chicago and Los Angeles provided passengers with tubs and showers, a library, stock quotations and news reports, and the services of a barber, manicurist, lady's maid and train secretary. And, reports Railroad Buff Lucius Beebe, "at the top of the Cajon Pass out of San Bernardino, uniformed messengers boarded the De Luxe with bouquets of fresh flowers for every lady passenger and alligator billfolds for the...

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