May the beauty of Christmas be with you now and all through the New Year.
The California Zephyr
One of the last big attempts to lure passengers to trains in post-war America
was the 1949 inauguration of the California Zephyr
between Chicago and San Francisco. Three railroads, the Burlington, the Rio
Grande and the Western Pacific, worked together for their travelers to view the
most scenic parts of the route during the daytime, including Colorado's
Glenwood Canyon, where the idea of the dome car was conceived. The Zephyr, which affectionately became
known as “The Silver Lady,” regularly carried five dome cars. The on-board
hostess, called the Zephyrette, visited each passenger to make dinner
reservations in the dining car. Advertisements enticed passengers to “Take the
time to live a little—travel by train.” A set of Rio Grande's F-3s lead the
famous train through Crescent, Colorado, wishing you a very happy holiday.
• Full color interior
• Imprinting available
• Your choice of envelopes available
• Printed on recycled paper
• Made in the U.S.A.
Artist: Mike Danneman
4 3/4" x 6 3/4"