Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Golden State Limited #1 -- April 17, 2012

The Golden State Limited ran from Chicago to Los Angeles over the tracks of the Rock Island and the Southern Pacific's Sunset Route.  This ad, from the January, 1929 Photoplay touts the line's relatively low-altitude route and has a testimonial from actress Phyllis Haver.  She started her career as a Sennett bathing beauty, and went on to become a big star towards the end of the silent era, appearing in Chicago and The Battle of the Sexes.  The Golden State Limited competed with Santa Fe's Chief.  Be sure to click on the image to see a larger version.

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