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Pennsylvania Railroad One Hundred Years ad. Life 1946. Hi-res file

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Hi-res digital file. A Pennsylvania Railroad centenary ad published in Life Magazine, February 18, 1946.

The year 1946, marks a century of progress in service to the American people. Reflecting the tremendous industrial growth of the Country itself, this service has steadily advanced from a few trains a day to 1,340 passenger trains and 3,170 freight trains daily, operating over 10,114 miles of line extending from the Atlantic to the Mississippi.

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The answer was the development of deluxe passenger trains, the streamliners. Some became legendary and profoundly influenced popular culture by focusing on concepts such as power, speed, technological progress, comfort, and luxury service.

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