Thursday, April 17, 2014

Observation Car



Today's picture is from around 1920, and it shows some passengers in the observation car of a passenger train. From the looks of it, I would guess you needed some sort of first class ticket to access this car.

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  1. Yes, wouldn't it be nice if you had that kind of leg room on a flight? Everyone is so well dressed and look so classy. Looking at this photo I think that traveling back then must have been a big social event. Now we often travel in cars and don't really interact with each other. Not to mention a lot of people "plug in" to their personal communication devices.
    -Anne K.

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  2. It was a pullman ticket that you needed, at least in the 50s.

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  3. Rode from Des Moines, IA. to California on the train with mu folks when I was a kid, remember it well to this day. A few years ago in 2005 there was a 50th anniversary Gunsmoke convention in Dodge City. Decided to take the Amtrak there from PA. While not the same as the old days it did bring back memories.

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  4. Very comfortable looking indeed.

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