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All-Pullman Overnight on the Pittsburger to New York

The Pittsburgher was a premiere passenger train operated between New York City and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania over the Pennsylvania Railroad’s Main Line. The PPR’s overnight all Pullman service-connected the Steel City with New York via the railroad’s mainline. It was initially launched during the mid-1920s, for many years the train pampered ... Read More »

First Class Alaska Cruise 1950s $9 A Day

A sailing day meant excitement for the Alaska Steamship Company liners. Here is the SS Alaska sailing from Seattle in 1952. A look at the final days of the Alaska Steamship Company with a history of the famous organization that provided passenger service to the far north. A fond farewell. ... Read More »

1955 American Passenger Fleet Featuring 40 Ships

Featured in the Ships and The Sea magazine in the Spring 1955 issue was a complete “handbook” of American-Flag ocean-going passenger ships. The feature story opened with this grim news: “America’s fleet of ocean-going passenger vessels is fast diminishing. 40 active ships with a total passenger capacity of only 12,162 ... Read More »

The 1939 MS ST. LOUIS German Jewish Refuges Tragic Cruise to Cuba

Six months after the Nazis celebrated Kristallnacht, the German transatlantic liner MS St. Louis sailed on May 13, 1939, from Hamburg Germany. The voyage became a symbol of American and Canadian heartlessness, xenophobia, and anti-Semitism. CUBA PROFITED WITH HEAVY FEES FOR VISAS Flags were flapping in the wind and well-wishers ... Read More »

Jets Killed American Banner Line’s New SS Atlantic Transatlantic Service

In the 1950s pioneer shipping executive Arnold Bernstein wanted to offer superior Economy Class steamship liner services from New York to Europe offering all staterooms with private facilities aboard the SS Atlantic. Bernstein had chartered in the summer of 1948 a passenger ship the CONTINENTAL (ex ANCON of 1902) for ... Read More »

Florida Wins Court Case Against CDC to Lift Conditional Sail Order

The State of Florida has prevailed in its injunction against the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to lift the Conditional Sail Order (CSO) that has been restricting the cruise industry since October 2020. A court essentially ruled in favor of Florida that the CSO exceeds the CDC’s “statutory ... Read More »

California Movie Palace Theaters Escaped The Wrecking Ball

California grand movie palaces escaped the wrecking ball and are thriving throughout the Golden State, including San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Los Angeles, Fresno, Stockton, and many other cities. See them all in our New Video Our New Video: Featuring the 14 California Movie Palaces with theatre organ heard playing: ... Read More »

City of Long Beach Saves RMS Queen Mary From Sinking

NEWS: LONG BEACH, Calif. – City officials in Long Beach have said they will spend $2.5 million to maintain the historic RMS Queen Mary ocean liner for the next six months and plan out the repairs needed to reopen the tourist destination. Latest Fox News Report… The Long Beach City ... Read More »

American 1936 Olympic Team Sails to Nazi Germany on the SS Bremen

The 1936 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XI Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event that was held in 1936 in Berlin, Germany. Berlin won the bid to host the Games over Barcelona, Spain on April 26, 1931, at the 29th IOC Session in Barcelona (two years ... Read More »

News: Cruise Lines Actually Operating Right Now

With many cruise lines announcing start ups this spring and summer, a number of lines are already back in service. Here’s the latest: Royal Caribbean International Royal Caribbean was one of the first major cruise lines to resume service, with sailings in Asia. The Quantum of the Seas has been sailing ... Read More »