Remember When Traveling by Train Was Wonderful in the 1950s – Design You Trust

Remember When Traveling by Train Was Wonderful in the 1950s

Before the start of Amtrak in 1971, the Sunset Limited was operated by the Southern Pacific Railroad. The Sunset Limited is the oldest named train in the United States, operating since November 1894 along the Sunset Route (though originally named the Sunset Express). The Sunset Route (originating in New Orleans) is the southernmost of the three gateways to the West Coast envisioned through the Pacific Railroad Acts. The other two embarked from Chicago and St. Louis.

More: SMU h/t:

In addition, opened 20 years before the Panama Canal, the Sunset Route vastly shortened the time to reach the West Coast from the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, as New Orleans was already an established seaport for Atlantic shipping lines’ passengers, seeking to reach the US interior. The Sunset Limited allowed passengers to reach the West Coast in a few days, not weeks.

These amazing photos from SMU Libraries Digital Collections were taken by American photographer Robert Yarnall Richie that show the luxury of the Southern Pacific Railroad, Sunset Limited in 1950.

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

This Hotel In The Arctic Circle Will Be Unlike Any Other
Magical Photographs Of The Snow-Covered Small Japanese Town
Marilyn Monroe Wishing You All a Happy Fourth of July
In Poland, People Are Roleplaying as Americans, Here Are The Best Photos
Spectacular Winning Images of The National Geographic Traveller Photography Awards 2023
The Breaking Bad-Themed Coffee Shop Has Just Opened In Istanbul
Photographer Wakes Up At 5AM To Hike The Transylvanian Mountains And Capture Stunning Landscapes
A Suspended Treehouse to Sleep with Birds
Toilets Around the World
Vintage Snaps Capture Life at Venice Beach in 1970
Stunning Color Photography in the 1950s by Saul Leiter
Bizarre Photographs of Thailand’s Buddhist Hell Garden
Highline Festival in Monte Piana: Hammocks Miles above Ground
The Whale: A New Touristic Attraction In Norway, That Will Tell The Stories Of The Majestic Sea Creature Through Art, Science, And Architecture
Early 1950s Tijuana Bible, a Humorous Pamphlet About Urination
Red, White, Blue and Awkward: 20 Hilarious 4th of July Family Photos From the 1980s and 1990s
NASA Just Released Travel Posters For Our New Sister Solar System, And They're Cool As Hell
Extraordinary Images Of The Costa Concordia Cruise Ship By Jonathan Danko Kielkowski
An Environmental Island Floating on the Equatorial Pacific
Yes, This Is The Real-Life Waterworld Project
Spectacular Winning Photos From The Travel Photographer Of The Year Awards
The Lost Tribes Of Tierra Del Fuego: Rare And Haunting Photos Of Selk'nam People Posing With Their Traditional Body-Painting
Tokyo Hotel Launches Futuristic Lantern Dining to Beat Coronavirus
Beautiful Photos Of Cuba In 1954 That Looks Like A Country Of Freedom