Last Call: All Aboard Edition

While relegated today to being one step above walking, coach travel was once ubiquitous and – as evidenced by this photo – quite the event. The passengers waiting to board this Five Star Golden Eagle are literally given the red carpet treatment, and are greeted by their driver, who is dressed as nattily as any airline pilot, and their stewardess who is equally professionally attired. Oh what a time it must have been.
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9 responses to “Last Call: All Aboard Edition”

  1. Batshitbox Avatar

    I’ll just leave this here.

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    1. Frank T. Cat Avatar
      Frank T. Cat

      I cannot in good conscience allow you to not buy this vehicle.

  2. Sjalabais Avatar

    The copper/gold colour comes very close to what I consider perfect car paint…I know it’s not particularly sophisticated, but it warms my heart.
    The метеор (Meteor) hydrofoil we took in St. Petersburg still had well-dressed stewardesses taking tickets. Plane seats and what must have been a posh interior in the 60s came with them as well.

    1. AlexG55 Avatar

      They still run these and the related Voskhods to some of the closer-in Greek islands:
      They’re known officially as “flying dolphins” but actually referred to as the Σκουλήκι (Skouliki), or Worm…

      1. Sjalabais Avatar

        Cool, thanks for the info! There were some in Norway, too, but they’re out of service. Katamaran speed boats are more efficient.
        Oh, yes, no life boats on the Russian version.

  3. boxdin Avatar

    Looks like a roasted football on that plate.