Railway Travelling in America.
A ravishing picture of railway travelling in the United States is furnished by. Mr A. G. Spalding, the well-known baseballer who recently visited Australia, and who since his return to the States has written on the subject with patriotic fervor in a letter which he has addressed to Mr; O'Connor, the Postmaster-General of New South Wales. He says : , • . *
"lam now oh the way to Chicago,: having left New York this morning on the Pennsylvania Limited, without doubt the finest train- in the world. It runs every day in the year between New York and Chicago, and makes the run in twenty four hours, a distance of over 900 miles,: and it goes through the Alleghany Mountains. Td give you an idea of this train, I might mention that it has a smoking car, an observation car (which is nothing less than a large sitting-room, with plate glass windows), a dining car on which you can get excellent meals, freshed cooked on the train, and the tables are beautifully decorated with flowers. There are ladies' maids for the ladies and children, and men servants for the men, reports of the stock markets are wired ■to the' train at various points, weather 'bulletins are posted in the smoking car, bub the latest addition is the official stenographer, to whom I have dictated this letter. There are also bath T rooms for both sexes. A'l these conveniences are free to the patrons on the i-oad;"
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Railway Travelling in America., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2431, 3 June 1890
Railway Travelling in America. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2431, 3 June 1890
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