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This black and white photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Super Chief at a unidentified location. The Super Chief built by the Budd company in late 1936 traveled once a week on a round trip between Chicago Illinois and Los Angeles, California. The train comprised of eight cars that included: a baggage car, a dining car called the "Cochiti", a lounge car know as the "Acoma", and sleeping cars know as the "Orabi", "Taos", "Laguna", "Isleta" and the Navajo". The "Train of the Stars" as the Super Chief was commonly referred to, because of the many celebrities who made departures from both ends of the line, provided a high level of passenger service from gourmet meals to luxurious sleeping and lounge accommodations. The Super Chief maintained this level of excellence until Amtrak took over operations on May 1, 1971.

Date: Between 1937 and 1957

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Item Number: 211561
Call Number: ATSF Series 6, #31.155
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 211561

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