The Crescent Limited

After Amtrak had taken over most American passenger trains, leaving the Southern Railway to operate the only private overnight train in America, the Southern’s menus, some of which I posted here a few months ago, offered passengers the opportunity to spend $3.50 on a print of the Crescent Limited in the age of steam. Here is a copy of that print.

Click image to download a 2.6-MB PDF of this print. Click here to download a 65-MB high-resolution jpg of the print.

The locomotive in the print is the same one that is preserved in the Smithsonian’s American History Museum in Washington, DC. Some people have suggested that this locomotive could be restored to operation, but the Smithsonian has not been willing to give up the centerpiece of the rail history corner of the museum.

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