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THE CHIEF – SANTA FE promotional film on the famed train from the 1950s…

Santa Fe promotional video on the streamliner the CHIEF (not the SUPER CHIEF as stated in the youtube video). Here’s the Chief about to depart from Pasadena, CA., in the 1960s with Pullman sleepers, chair cars, dining car, lunch-counter car and Dome Lounge. Social and travel history: the Santa Fe Chief… The Chief was one of the named passenger trains ... Read More »

From The Getty Museum to Lisbon’s Hills – The Future and The Past – Two Unique Ways to Transport People

The Getty Museum tram on video. Lisbon’s Glória funicular on video. CRUISING THE PAST looks at the Getty Museum tram and the Glória funicular in Lisbon. Each of these unique ways to transport people climb a mountain. One is modern and the other old – but they share one thing in common – both are unique and an attraction in ... Read More »

The other S.S. Rex – a gambling ship off Santa Monica, California in the 1930s and early 1940s.

The Italian ocean liner S.S. Rex. The Los Angeles gambling ship S.S. Rex. The other S.S. Rex – a gambling ship off Santa Monica, California in the 1930s and early 1940s. Besides the fabulous Italian ocean liner S.S. REX launched in 1931, there was another S.S. REX.  The far lesser (but profitable) SS REX was operated as a gambling ship ... Read More »