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    Posted 7 years ago

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    The clear glass ashtray has an etched "Santa Fe" identifying it. This was used on the trains going from Chicago to Southern California. The etching looks to be of the Art-Deco genre.

    Then we see a colorful Santa Fe ashtray from the Turquoise Room which ran on the Line's extra fare "Super Chief". Entrance to the Turquoise was extremely exclusive, requiring in addition to paying a second extra fare, was the fact that the rider had "to be somebody".

    These trains ran through the Western USA's states which have a large Indian population, and the Santa Fe used this fact as a way to attract passengers. The Western Indian motif was a characteristic of these trains, as is clear from the design of the Turquoise Room's ashtray.

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    1. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 7 years ago
      Good evening, aghcollect…these are real beauties, and I'm happy that you have found these interesting!!!!
    2. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 7 years ago
      Hi, Dave….thanks for the love! Nothing like socializing in the lounge car, along with a smoke and a drink!
    3. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 7 years ago
      The loves that each of you have given on these images is truly appreciated!
    4. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 7 years ago
      Thank you, DrFluffy….I appreciate the love. I have not heard from you in a while, and I hope that all is well with you!
    5. Ted_Straub Ted_Straub, 6 years ago
      Thank you all for the loves on these cool Santa Fe ashtrays! They are real beauties!

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