Monday, March 11, 2013

"Scenic historic route for California Zephyr train"

"Scenic historic route for California Zephyr train" by MELANIE CARROLL, © Associated Press, March 11, 2013. (Travel Article)

"... Prior to ... 1983, the California Zephyr was privately run by three train corporations. From 1949 to 1970, the so-called 'Silver Lady' boasted five sightseeing cars topped by semi-circular glass domes, with fine china and real silver in the dining cars. It also featured young hostesses in uniform, known as Zephyrettes, tasked with making the trip between Chicago and California more pleasant by doing everything from helping families with young children to announcing scenic spots along the way. ... " [More]

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