From our collection of old postcards ... The Olympian, New Steel Train -- Over the New Steel Trail. If you are not into railroad history, when you think of an olympian, you probably think of someone who participates in the international sporting event known as the Olympic Games. But back in 1909 America's third northern transcontinental railroad inagurated passenger service between Chicago and Seattle, and the railroad had to come up with a name for their premier train. They settled on "The Olympian" after the range of mountains near the western end of the line ... the Olympics.
|This card was published in celebration of the new train called The Olympian|
Service was between Chicago and Seattle/Tacoma
Paper surface showing its age.
|Postmarked April 27, 1912|
|Good news: Letter with check arrived O.K.|
Hope chicks and kittens are well.