‘Talking Transportation’: Why Do Trains Have Names?

Credit: Saturday Evening Post

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Ah, for the glory days of American railroads! Back in the day you didn’t just take “a train”, you traveled on The 20th Century Limited or the Broadway Limited (named not for the street but the Pennsylvania Railroad’s four-track wide right-of-way). Today, trains just have a number. Or a departure time.  But some railroads are […]
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