We continue with our American theme…this is a terrific and dramatic photograph of a streamlined class 3460, 4-6-4 Hudson, by Henry Dreyfuss and Baldwin Loco, for the Santa Fe Railroad (1937). This was The Blue Goose.
By virtue of size and efficiency, these big engines were able to keep going, at good speed, and over long distances. In the days before widespread air transport, these trains provided the luxury express travel of the celebrity and business elites in North America. The Santa Fe linked Chicago and Los Angeles; so the train was constantly used by Hollywood A-listers.