Chief (Train)

Chief (Train)

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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 Chief was one of the named passenger trains of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. Its route ran from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles, California. The Chief was inaugurated as an all-Pullman limited train to supplement the road's California Limited, with a surcharge of USD $10.00 for an end-to-end trip. The heavyweight began its inaugural run from both ends of the line, simultaneously, on November 14, 1926, making the cross-country trip in the advertised 63 hours, five hours faster than the California Limited. The Chief became an instant success, gaining the slogan "Extra Fast-Extra Fine-Extra Fare" though it failed to relieve traffic on the California Limited. The Chief quickly became famous as a "rolling boudoir" for film stars and Hollywood executives alike.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 254g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135695053
  • 9786135695052