Santa Fe Placemat

Like the Great Northern’s placemat, this Santa Fe placemat shows a map of the railroad, in this case surrounded by hints of sights seen along the way. But this placemat is much simpler, being printed only in one color.

Click to download a 1.2-MB PDF of this placemat.

Photographic evidence shows that diners for the El Capitan and all of the Chief trains used linen tablecloths. This placemat must have been used in the coffee shop cars of the premiere trains as well as on day trains such as the San Diegan, Chicagoan, and Kansas Citian.

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