Typed caption: 'With a Dage TV receiver at her elbow to show what seats, berths or bedrooms are available on all trains going to her destination during a two-week period, prospective passenger at the new Ticket Sales and Service Bureau in Pennsylvania Station, New York can make a quick choice and sales clerk, with the aid of other electronic and mechanical devices, can issue her reservations and tickets in one-fourth the average time formerly required. Note matrix racks for Ticketeer machine in background.'
Train telephone service connecting various cars of the Broadway Limited of the Pennsylvania Railroad is an outstanding feature enjoyed by passengers on this all-room 16-hour Chicago-New York train. This charming patron in the dining car, is chatting with a fellow passenger in the lounge-observation car.
Typed caption: 'Industries, banks, hotels and other railroad tickets offices order and receive their reservations directly from the new Ticket Sales and Service Bureau at Pennsylvania Station, New York, via the Intrafax system facsimile transmission. Subscribers to this service, which by-passes congested city traffic, have special transceivers in their offices by which they send requests to the Bureau, received on machines at left. Ticket seller prepares reservation forms and transmits them back to subscribers over machines at right. Customers are later billed by mail.'
Mammoth birthday cake with twenty-five lighted candles in the dining car of the 'Broadway Limited' ready to be cut and served to each passenger on the train June 15th, which day marked the silver anniversary of this world-famous train, which began to run June 15, 1902, inaugurating the fastest regular long distance passenger train service in history. The gentleman in the center is George W. Kline, Steward of the westbound 'Broadway' who is the oldest Pennsylvania Railroad steward in point of service, having occupied that post during the past 22 years. At the left of the photograph, lighting the candles, is Miss Marjorie Mayer, and on the right Miss May Hance, both connected with the Pennsylvania Railroad's General Passenger Department in New York City.