Thursday, May 05, 2005

Lynnewood Pullman car 4714

From: "Gaëtan Ruest"

Dear Sir,

Would you have by any chance, any interesting information about the Pullman car 4714, the LYNNEWOOD, built in 1917 for Joseph Early Widener of Phidadelphia?

We do now own this very interesting piece of railway patrimonia. We are actually in it's restoration process. It will become a tourist attraction for Amqui's visitors and citizens.

We are looking for everything that you could have or know about this Pullman personnal business railway car.

Thanks a lot for the attention and follow up that you would give to my present request.

[See: Photographs of Pullman personnal business railway car #4714, the LYNNEWOOD, built in 1917.]

Gaëtan Ruest ing.
Mayor of Amqui
20 promenade de l'Hôtel de Ville
Amqui, Qc.
G5J 1R5

Question: Art Deco Advertisement

From: The Stutzmans  

This is probably a weird request, but there is a print located in the Sunset Cafe at the Sunset Station Casino in Henderson, NV that I would love to find.  It is a print of an (for lack of a better word) advertisement for the Pacific Railroad.  It looks like it was created for the early '20s, maybe, because of the way the couple depicted on the print are dressed .... and the lettering is Art Deco.  It includes encouraging travel to the Grand Canyon.  Can you tell me what this is and where I might find a copy?  Nobody there seemed to know anything about it ... I'm sure the architect of the casino made the selection ... the Sunset Cafe has a railroad motif.  

Thanks for your help ...