El Capitan (Train)

El Capitan (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. El Capitan was one of the named passenger trains of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. It was the only coach, or chair car train to operate the Santa Fe main line from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles, California on the same fast schedule as the road's premier Pullman Super Chief. This all-coach, streamlined train began operations in February 1938. Not unlike the Pennsylvania Railroad's Trail Blazer, it offered "low-cost passage with high-speed convenience." Originally conceived as the Economy Chief, the name El Capitan was ultimately chosen to honor the Spanish conquistadors and their influence on Southwestern culture, though it didn't hurt that the name seemed to outrank the Union Pacific's Challenger train, with which it was designed to compete.show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135709879
  • 9786135709872