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Disney World postcard, 1970s.

Color paper postcard featuring Cinderella's Castle at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. This card is one of a set produced by Amtrak with various images of trains and interiors.

Disney World postcard, 1970s.

In the 1970s, Amtrak heavily promoted travel to Florida, famous for its sunny beaches and family-friendly theme parks. Efforts included the Week of Wheels in Florida, Florida Carrousel and Villa Vacation packages, which generally combined Amtrak travel with car and housing rentals. A sample of Florida-bound trains in the mid-1970s included the Silver Meteor (New York-Miami); Silver Star (New York-St. Petersburg/Miami); Champion (New York-St. Petersburg); Miamian (New York-Miami); and Floridian (Chicago-St. Petersburg/Miami).

Postcards were often sold on board trains and in stations, or provided as a complimentary gift to sleeping car passengers.

From the Ann Owens Collection.