Alan Mays

Alan Mays

Posted on 07/27/2015


Photo taken on July 27, 2015


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Broadway Limited, Pennsylvania Railroad

Broadway Limited, Pennsylvania Railroad
Printed on the back of this postcard: "The Broadway Limited, the Aristocrat of the Rails, is America's foremost train. It makes the daily run over the Pennsylvania Railroad between New York and Chicago in 20 hours; Philadelphia and Chicago in 18¼ hours. Direct connections in new Union Station, Chicago, for Pacific Coast and points West."

As Wikipedia explains, "The Broadway Limited was a passenger train operated by the Pennsylvania Railroad between New York City and Chicago. It operated from 1912 to 1995." The illustration on this advertising postcard comes from a 1920s painting by Harold Brett entitled Speed and Security. It shows the Broadway Limited traveling over the Rockville Bridge, which crosses the Susquehanna River a few miles north of Harrisburg, Pa.

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