Amtrak Ticket Envelope

Dated September, 1975, this ticket envelope looks like a passenger car with stainless steel ribbed siding. Though introduced in 1934, such ribs remained a modern design in the public mind four decades later.

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Inside is a list of 1-800 phone numbers that could be used to reach Amtrak in major cities. I count at least ten different 800 numbers, indicating that America’s telecommunications system was not yet sophisticated enough to have one national 800 number.


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  1. /Users/michaelcross/Pictures/6abfdcac1698a16fda1769650242552c.jpg And not just in the USA either; a 1969 poster from France advertising the newly re-equipped Paris-Nice “Mistral:”

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