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Two trains thunder past each other inthis 1923 poster advertising the long-gone New York Central Railroad.The Twentieth Century Limitedshown here was the epitome of fast,luxurious overnight travel betweenNew York and Chicago. Passengersleaving from Grand Central boardedfrom a scarlet carpet that was thesource of the phrase “red-carpet treat-ment.” The painter of this scene was one of many people captivated by the romance of this train, whose nal destination was American popularculture.
See story, page 197.
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