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Colorful post-World War II advertisement shows people enjoying a ride on the spacious new coach on the Pennsylvania Railroad.

Credit: Courtesy of Dan Cupper

After the end of the Second World War, American railroads lost more and more passengers to a thriving auto industry. In response, the Budd Company hired commercial illustrator Leslie Ragan to romanticize passenger travel by painting a series of advertising images that appeared in major popular magazines.

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