Pennsyliners Ticket Envelope

The Pennsylvania considered itself the “standard railroad of the world,” so it didn’t stoop to having the same streamliners as other railroads; instead, it had “Pennsyliners.” At least, that what this 1954 ticket envelope says.

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By this date, the Pennsylvania was also advertising that it relied on “electric power all the way.” Of course, the only trains it had that were powered directly by electricity were between New York and Washington and Philadelphia and Harrisburg. Elsewhere its trains were headed by Diesels–but they were Diesel-electric locomotives.

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