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This is a fresh and nostalgic look at the streamliners of the Santa Fe railroad from the late thirties to the early seventies They re all here the Super Chief, the Chief, El Capitan, and the San Francisco Chief.Santa Fe The Chief Way includes many photographs never before seen in other Santa Fe railroad books Numerous interior pictures of the various cars remind us how wonderful train travel used to be One chapter is devoted to the art collection of the Santa Fe railroad it shows how these paintings were reproduced on menu covers and calendars Another chapter shows most of the depots still standing in New Mexico as well as several of the Harvey House hotels rendered in beautiful hand tinted photography A special feature of the book is its extensive coverage of the original advertising materials used to lure travelers west through Indian Country in the Southwest These include train brochures, timetables, post cards, magazine advertisements all of which show the style and luxury afforded the traveler on these famous streamliners.As an added bonus to movie buffs, one chapter deals with the silent film stars who stopped off in Albuquerque as the train was being serviced Historical pictures show a lost, glamorous era.This book will be a must have for railroad buffs, historians, memorabilia collectors and those interested in the history of advertising it is a book for all those who are fascinated by the romance of the Southwest and the glory years of the Santa Fe streamliners....

Title : Santa Fe: The Chief Way
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ISBN : 0937206717
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : New Mexico Magazine 2 edition December 31, 2001
Number of Pages : 131 pages
File Size : 592 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Santa Fe: The Chief Way Reviews

  • Luther Mathis
    2019-04-28 03:55

    I 'm a rail fan and a history buff. I was looking for examples of the advertising from the Streamliner period. This collection of images and commentary is exactly what I wanted.

  • Steve Ludeman
    2019-04-29 01:51

    Very interesting and readable. Photos and illustrations tell the story of the Santa Fe Chief. Very good section on the Native American art associated with this train. Well done!

  • Tom Rosenburg
    2019-05-06 03:52

    Great book, enjoyed it very much.

  • Malcolm R Collett
    2019-04-29 03:58

    A terrific book, full of lots of photos and colour reproductions of advertising posters etc. Was dissappointed in that it had no detail on the actual trains re locos and consists etc, but more on the PR side of the Chiefs. If you are after more in depth detail I recommend the book "Santa Fe Streamliners" the Chiefs and their Tribesmen by Karl Zimmermann. A must have addition for the set.

  • salmon shores
    2019-05-21 06:48

    Gorgous photos, paintings, and old advertisements along with informative text, this book is for anyone who has ever been drawn to the serenity and beauty of new mexico.