California Limited

California Limited

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The California Limited was one of the named passenger trains of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway and a true "workhorse" of the railroad. It was assigned train Nos. 3 & 4, and its route ran from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles, California. Operating seven sections of the Limited was common, and during peak travel periods as many as 23 westbound and 22 eastbound sections departed in a single day. The line was conceived by company president Allen Manvel as a means to "signify completion of the basic system." Manvel felt he could attract business and enhance the prestige of the railroad by establishing daily, first-class service from Chicago to the West Coast. The California Limited, billed as the "Finest Train West of Chicago," made its first run on November 27, 1892, with five separate trainsets making continuous round trips on a 2 -day schedule each way.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 227g
  • Fer Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 613570334X
  • 9786135703344