From Flickr: “”The Broadway of America’s Transportation System” – brochure by the Pennsylvania Railroad for the 1926 Philadelphia Exposition” by mikeyashworth

May 9, 2015 Uncategorized

Nothing like blowing your own trumpet on home territory! By 1926 The Pennsy was probably at the peak of its corporate achievements, at thats even before some of the later investments such as electrification of its north-eastern trunk line came into use. The Pennsylvania, founded in 1846, was at the time the largest US railroad in terms of mileage, traffic and revenue – it is claimed that the company’s budget was greater than that of the US Government. This striking cover is taken from a painting that was exhibited at the Palace of Liberal Arts and Manufactures at rhe 1926 Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition at Philidelphia. No artist is given.

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