The Overland Limited was the “the ne plus ultra of travel luxury”
Did you know that thing in front of the train is called a cowcatcher? Or a pilot, if you’re boring.
The Overland Limited was in service from 1887 to 1963, Or maybe 1899 to 1938. There is some disagreement.
Ok, we have a few scenic stops mentioned in this ad, but sadly, no travel brochure. I guess we’ll just have to settle for the Internet.
The Ruins of Mitla
The Catacombs of Guanajuato. Bring your mummy.
The Pyramids of Cholula
The Valley and Hills of Monterey
Hmm… Monterey is in California, but there is an Monterrey in Mexico. Quite lovely.
Ok, not gonna lie… This trip would be amazeballs. That’s a good thing.
I have questions.
What is that tool/toy at the bottom of the ad?
The husband is totally cheating on her, right?
Is wearing white really the wisest choice here?
Classic Trains has a nice assortment of Golden State Limited marketing materials.
Golden State’s later years were not quite so posh and luxurious.
And what good is Golden State Limited history if it doesn’t include tales of train robberies gone wrong and bodies found in drippy trunks?
Oh, now you want to learn more about Winnie Ruth Judd, AKA the Trunk Murderess, AKA the Tiger Woman, AKA the Blonde Butcher? I gotcha covered. Also, there’s a website named Murderpedia.
Ever see The Wicker Man movie? The one with Edward Woodward, not the iffy remake with Nicolas Cage. Oh, no reason.
“Tonight we will enjoy only the finest of tastes and only the snootiest of laughter.”
— Preston Northwest, Gravity Falls
On the last leg of my flight from Seattle to Bismarck, I went looking for a diversion.
This is what happened. Continue reading