|San Francisco Chief traveling through Central California|
|Bakersfield Depot |
"Santa Fe Passenger Trains." 2011. 6 Feb. 20141
I remember our rooms being somewhat like the ones in these images. They would have been a little different because these images were from the late 1940s, rather than 1955.
I think we settled down for the evening although my memory of settling down may be different than what my parents experienced. I don't know if I would be up for the challenge of taking eight kids across country.
* My memory is that the train was also referred to as the Santa Fe El Capitan, but websites dealing with train history state that the El Capitan left out of Los Angeles (chair cars only) and that the train that went through Bakersfield went by the name of San Francisco Chief. So I don't know how we got El Capitan associated with this train.
1. "Santa Fe Passenger Trains." 2011. 6 Feb. 2014 <http://santafe.gmbus.com/>