Fred Harvey Postcards, Pt. 2

On the back: San Francisco Chief En Route in California.  Santa Fe’s San Francisco Chief parallels a picturesque route through the San Joaquin Valley of California


On the back: A Santa Fe Streamliner.  With its streamlined powerful 6.000 H.P. Diesel-electric engine, a Santa Fe transcontinental train is an impressive sight as it climbs the ramparts of Cajon Pass in California.streamlinercomplete

Fred Harvey Postcards, Pt. 1

Fred Harvey is closely tied to the history of the Santa Fe (old Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe) railroad.  He made a sweetheart of a deal.
These cards are from the 1950s.

On the back:  (each card has the “Fred Harvey Hotels – Shops – Restaurants” mark) Santa Fe Streamliner in Cajon Pass.  Cajon Pass at the summit of the Coast Range is the Santa Fe’s Gateway to Southern California.  In the descent, tracks drop 2700 feet in 25 milessantafestreamlinercomplete
On the back: Leaving Santa Fe Bridge over Mississippi River at Fort Madison,  Iowa


On the back: Dining Car of the Santa Fe’s El Capitan.  Passengers relax leisurely for a luxurious Fred Harvey meal in the dining car of the Santa Fe’s streamlined transcontinental El Capitan.diningcarcomplete