Railroads’ advertisements, illustrations, pamphlets, and even menus were extremely impacting, particularly for 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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  • Which one is the freight locomotive? - American Locomotive ad, a

    Which one is the freight locomotive? Diesel or Steam-liner? Art Peter Helck

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    Which one is the freight locomotive? Diesel or Steam-liner? Art Peter Helck

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    Hi-res digital file. Life Magazine, June 25, 1945.
    An American Locomotive ad comparing Diesel and Steam-Liner.
    Artwork by Peter Helck.

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    Full-text transcript in the ITPC metadata

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  • A dream train comes True - Bohn ad. atwork by George W. Walker - Fortune. January 1943

    A Dream Train Comes True. Bohn Ad 1943. Futuristic Streamline. Art George Walker.

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    A Dream Train Comes True. Bohn Ad 1943. Futuristic Streamline. Art George Walker.

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    Hi-res digital file. Fortune Magazine, January 1943.
    A futuristic Bohn Aluminum and Braas ad forecasting the future of the streamlined train.
    Artwork by George W. Walker, an American industrial and automotive designer based in Detroit.

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  • What do you feed an Iron Horse? - American Locomotive Ad - Life Magazine. February 21, 1944

    What do you feed an Iron Horse? American Locomotive Ad 1944. Art Edward Hopper

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    What do you feed an Iron Horse? American Locomotive Ad 1944. Art Edward Hopper

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    Life Magazine. February 21, 1944.
    Artwork with the unmistakable surreal style of Edward Hopper.

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  • Power to Pace the future - Pennsylvania Railroad ad - Life Magaz

    Power to Pace the Future. Pennsylvania Railroad ad 1945. A long streamlined giant.

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    Power to Pace the Future. Pennsylvania Railroad ad 1945. A long streamlined giant.

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    Life February 16, 1942. Capable of speed up to 120 miles an hour, this long streamlined giant not only marks another forward stride in the science of railroading — it is indicative of the spirit of progress in an industry vital to the welfare of America. now and in the future.
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  • American Locomotive. Two Trains of Thought. Life Magazine. February 16, 1942

    Two Trains of Thought. American Locomotive ad 1942. Streamliner

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    Two Trains of Thought. American Locomotive ad 1942. Streamliner

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    Life February 16, 1942. The ad shows a Diesel-Liner and a Steam-Liner in an idyllic landscape.
    Artist unknown.

     

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