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An exterior view of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's Super Chief passenger train, possibly outside of Chicago, Illinois. The Super Chief was built by the Budd Company in late 1936 and traveled once a week on a round trip between Chicago, Illinois, and Los Angeles, California. The train was comprised of eight cars, including: a baggage car, a dining car called the Cochiti, a lounge car known as the Acoma, and sleeping cars known as the Orabi, Taos, Laguna, Isleta, and Navajo. The Super Chief was called the "Train of the Stars" because of the many celebrities who rode on it. It provided luxurious sleeping and lounge accommodations, and gourmet meals. Amtrak took over operation of the Super Chief on May 1, 1971.

Date: Between 1937 and 1957

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Item Number: 211566
Call Number: ATSF Series 1, #7.62-1116
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 211566

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