A good idea that the traveling public bought into.
The Zephyr was more than just another train. It was prosperity. At a time when folks needed to feel as if they had something to be proud about. These Zephyrs stopped in towns all across the Midwest along the Burlington Route. “Gleaming stainless steel.” The march of progress come from the big city to the small town. All on wheels. Heck of thing…
A few Zephyrs still ply the rails today as part of Amtrak, still carrying people off on adventures.
A symbol indeed.