1948 Rio Grande Brochure

This eight-page, black-and-white brochure is quite a come-down from the colorful 20-page brochure the Rio Grande published some two decades earlier. Perhaps, having just emerged from bankruptcy in 1947, the railroad was trying to save money.

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Actually, the brochure doesn’t have a date on it. But it does say that the California Zephyr, which started operation in 1949, was “on the way.” So 1948 seems like a likely date.

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