El Capitan - world's fastest and only all-chair-car transcontinental streamliner
Dear Jessie, This train sure covered the miles. Lots of fun, but don't believe I like so much speed. It was raining in Chicago and all thru Michigan + this morning we are in Flint picking up the Buick, Michigan is a beautiful green state. Love Rose.
El Capitan - Santa Fe's new twice-a-week flyer is the only transcontinental streamliner dedicated entirely to the service of chair-car passengers. It makes the 2227-mile journey between Chicago and Los Angeles as swiftly as the fastest luxury stream-liners-in just 39 1/2 hours. El Capitan carries 5 or more ultra-modern air-conditioned stainless steel cars behind an 1800 H.P. Diesel-electric locomotive, capable of 120 miles per hour - including a baggage-chair car, beautifully appointed 52-seat chair cars, with spacious lounge-dressing rooms; a special car for women and children, and a unique Fred Harvey lunch counter-tavern diner.
Mrs. John B. Goodman 259 No. La Peer Beverly Hills, Calif.
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- 1938 August 1
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