Super Chief Santa Fe Railroad Fridge Magnet Vintage Railway Advertisement

Vintage Super Chief Railway advertisement pictured on fridge magnet
Brand: Magnetfun
Product Code: 1741
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This large sized magnet pictures an advertisement for the new Super Chief daily from the Santa Fe Railroad, the "only dome car between Chicago and Los Angeles" where passengers could enjoy the "restful observation lounge...next to the stars."

Santa Fe's luxurious Super Chief (1936-1971), also known as the Train of the Stars (see right), was a flagship of the Atchison-Topeka-Santa Fe railway.  It was the first all Pullman sleeping car train in America, transporting passengers on the 2,200 mile trip from Chicago to Los Angeles in around 40 hours, sometimes at speeds exceeding 100 mph.  Though begun as a weekly, daily runs became necessary to accommodate the line's popularity.

Hollywood and political celebrities flocked to enjoy Super Chief luxury.  Little wonder it appeared in several films as the epitome of glitterati travel accommodations.  Shown here: Gloria Swanson in  Three for Bedroom C staring Gloria Swanson. 

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