Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The California Limited in Crozier Canyon - Arizona

A Detroit Publishing Company "Phostint" for the Fred Harvey hotel chain. 

The California Limited was the first Santa Fe train with Fred Harvey Company meal service. The later trains also offered air conditioning, a barber, beautician, steam-operated clothing press, even a shower-bath.

The California Limited was one of the named passenger trains of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. It ran between Chicago, Illinois and Los Angeles, California. Billed as the "Finest Train West of Chicago," it made its first run on November 27, 1892.

It was withdrawn on June 15, 1954, giving it the longest tenure of any train on the Chicago-Los Angeles run of the Santa Fe.

Hollenbeck Hotel, Los Angeles

The Hollenbeck Hotel circa 1912

John Edward Hollenbeck (June 5, 1829 - September 2, 1885) was an American businessman and investor who was involved in the 19th century development of the city of Los Angeles, California.