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Crescent poster, 2000s.

Full color printed paper poster highlighting the route of the Crescent (New Orleans-New York); work was released in the 2000s.

Crescent menu, 1980s.

Two-color printed paper menu (breakfast, lunch and dinner) issued for use on the Crescent (New York-New Orleans); dates to the late 1980s or early 1990s. Passengers could choose from southern favorites including a catfish po-boy sandwich, Maryland crab cakes and Virginia ham with orange-raisin sauce. Sweet potato pie with whipped cream made for a classic dessert. From the Ann Owens Collection.

Amtrak wall calendar, 1986.

Multicolor printed paper wall calendar produced by Amtrak to promote its services. Annual calendar measures 23.5" x 33.5" and includes artwork by American artist Gil Reid.

Crescent travel package brochure, 1979.

Multi-color printed paper brochure issued in 1979 to promote travel packages to Atlanta and New Orleans aboard the Crescent (New York-New Orleans). In February of that year, Amtrak took over the operation of the Washington-New Orleans portion of the route from the Southern Railway. To celebrate the takeover, Amtrak launched a promotional campaign under the phrase “Southern Comforts and all that Jazz!”

Southern Crescent Timetable, 1978.

Two-color printed timetable, from April 1978, issued by Southern Railway shortly after petitioning to discontinue the Southern Crescent. From the Ann Owens Collection. Southern ran this route between Washington, D.C. and New Orleans between 1970 and 1979, at which time it was turned over to Amtrak. The route continues running today as the Crescent. Today's train is the lineal descendant of the Washington & Southwestern Vestibuled Limited, inaugurated on January 4, 1891, by the Richmond and Danville.

Amtrak's New Crescent.

Color printed promotional brochure from 1979, giving fares.