From 1986, this 2″ pinback recognizes a campaign to keep Conrail alive, after a takeover attempt by Norfolk-Western. In 1987, Conrail was released by the government to become a private enterprise. As of the late 1990’s, both CSX and Norfolk-Southern share ownership of Conrail.
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 miles
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.