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Santa Fe Railway

Santa Fe Railway, I want a ticket on the Atomic Super Chief, 1953

Santa Fe Railway
I want a ticket on the Atomic Super Chief!
rotary letterpress
14 x 10 ½ in.
lent by a private collector
photo by David Nufer

Santa Fe Railway’s advertisement for the imaginary “Atomic Super Chief'' emphasizes the company’s growth in the name of progress, suggesting nuclear power as a means for this progress. The birth of the nuclear age included the development of nuclear power which presented a possible solution to many energy needs including automobiles, planes, and ships.