What did many of our grandparents and great-grandparents look most forward to getting for Christmas? In many cases, trains – like these vintage American Flyer railroads!
Here, see two articles from the twenties about old-fashioned train & travel etiquette from the 1920s. They as much tell people what to do as what not to do when traveling the country by railroad.
Onboard these old Deluxe Overland Limited trains, every hotel luxury could be found – including a barber shop, valet service, a library, buffet meals, a mens’ clubroom, and a cafe dining car. Take a look!
Vintage diners descended from the railroad dining car, and often sport shiny metal on the outside and a long counter with stools on the inside. Take a ride back in time to see 40 examples!
The most dramatic and best-known story of railroading in the United States is the connecting of the Atlantic and the Pacific by railroad in 1869, tying of the oceans together by rail across the heart of the United States
After World War II, when the railroad companies had to transport troops around the country, they upgraded the service. Here’s a look back at some of what the railroads were offering to entice passengers back in the late 1940s.
Owney, the world’s most popular dog has traveled almost around the globe. He made the journey around the world all alone and with only a tag about his neck — and found friends everywhere. Here’s the story!
Predictions of the future from the early 1900s included the idea that a subway shuttle across New York City would be replaced with a moving sidewalk built in three sections, one of which would offer seating.
What were the hottest toys in 1987? See them in this vintage Toys R Us toy & game catalog insert! The slogan that year: ‘You’ll never outgrow us.’
This circus train makes a perfect birthday cake for a child! After you bake and frost this fun cake, let the kids decorate their own ‘cars.’
Get the true story behind ‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford’ from 1882 — when, Jesse James, the Missouri outlaw, was killed by a boy twenty years old at his temporary residence on Thirteenth and Lafayette streets, in this city.
These retro spinning top toys were super-popular with kids in the sixties! Each one had a clear plastic dome with a train inside.
Remains of President Lincoln in Chicago Yesterday was a marked day in the history of Chicago — a day long to be remembered by the
Cover of the St Paul Globe’s Magazine Section – Sunday, July 10, 1904 The People’s Automobile With clang of gong and happy song, And laughter
ILLINOIS. Is about equal in extent to England. with a population of 1,722. No State in the Valley of the Mississippi offers so great an inducement to the settler as the State of Illinois.
Now you and your family can enjoy the finest in rail travel — all its comforts and conveniences… Now there’s no need to drive your car for economy’s sake. No need to fight traffic, to worry about where to stay overnight.
Make him the happiest boy in the world this Christmas (1950) … with the only train in the world with ‘Magne-traction’ — the sensational new