From Flickr: “”Spirit of St Louis” – Pennsylvania Railroad leaflet, 1928″ by mikeyashworth

May 9, 2015 Uncategorized

If anything can capture the great age of the American trains – and that of the great Pennsylvania Railroad the cover to this leaflet probably comes close. One of a series promoting the Railroad’s ‘named’ services, this cover has a slight modification int he form of the addition of the monoplane of the same name that had been flown by Lindburgh on the first non-stop New York – Paris flight the previous year.
The ‘Spirit" ran from St Louis across Ohio via Pittsburgh and at Harrisburg seperating one way to serve Baltimore and Washington, the other to New York. The distance was given as 1059 miles.

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