Chicago to Los Angeles

Dinnerware designed by Mary Colter

Extinct: The Santa Fe Super Chief, 1936-1971.

"Compartments glittered with polished mahogany, shiny
brass and red brocade; the seats flaunted antimacassars
of heavy lace. Gazing out on drab railroad tracks or the flat
plains of Kansas doubled one's pleasure in the impeccable
service and gourmet food. The maƮtre d'hotel would come
to the compartment to announce he'd acquired some trout
caught that morning in an icy mountain stream of Colorado
or the guinea hen had hung for just the proper time."
—Anita Loos, Kiss Hollywood Good-by


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