Welcome Aboard the Super Chief

Unlike the San Francisco Chief welcome-aboard brochure, which has four panels on each side, the Super Chief one only has three, mainly because–not having any coaches–they didn’t need to spend nearly two whole panels instructing coach passengers how to adjust their chairs. It also doesn’t bother saying anything about letting conductors pouch peoples’ tickets–Pullman passengers were above all that, partly because Pullman itself assigned its own conductor to the sleeping cars.

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Befitting one of the nation’s three premiere trains, the brochure is printed on a slightly higher quality of paper. The timetable printed in the 1964 brochure shows that Santa Fe still scheduled the train to go each way between Chicago and Los Angeles in just 39-1/2 hours, whereas the City of Los Angeles had been slowed by at least an hour several years before.

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