October 17, 2012

Santa Fe Rail Car

At the east end of the Great Overland Station, a state-of-the-art Union Pacific passenger station when it opened back in 1927, is a Railroad Park which includes several historic Santa Fe rail cars.  The one pictured below caught my eye — particularly the balcony — and immediately conjured up an iconic image of Harry S. Truman’s Whistlestop Tour, holding up a copy of the Chicago Tribune with the “Dewey Defeats Truman” headline in black-and-white in my head.

Apparently the real rail car used by Harry S. Truman had a Presidential emblem on the balcony and is in a museum in Miami, Florida.

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