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Posts tagged: train travel

You don’t have to be a big drinker

To think that the whole idea of the “bar car” had a certain appeal.

“You're going to Spokane? Well, what a coincidence.”

The guy in the center of the scene reminds me of 1960s talk show host Mike Douglas.

Another favorite vintage ad

The guy who came up with that slogan earned his pay that day.

Yes, I realize it could have been a woman.

Do you remember luggage stickers?

Once upon a time, almost all suitcases had exteriors upon which one could affix stickers like this one.

Mind-blowing travel convenience

Ladies and gentlemen, seats that swivel.

According to the fine site credited below, this is from a 1947 brochure touting The Empire Builder. 

When you’re no longer rockin’

A Spokane woman who spent a couple of days in a sleeper compartment on the westbound Empire Builder got home then, a day or two later, awoke in the middle of the night in her own bed.

Sensing the lack of motion, her first thought was that the train must be stopped.

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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