How glamorous this lady traveler is. During the golden age of passenger rail travel, taking a trip by train was an event that required dressing up and going in style. Along with the right hat, gloves and handbag, another important accessory was the proper luggage.
Here is my latest thrifted find: a train case made by Oshkosh Luggage in a nice shade of green.
This suitcase would have been the smallest piece of luggage in a whole set of graduated cases. Train cases like these were used for packing items like cosmetics, toiletries and jewelry.
The inside of my case still sports its mirror and lift-out tray along with a snap-in zippered pouch. I'm sure there weren't travel-size products back when this case was made so ladies needed lots of room to packed up those toiletries.
We're going to be doing a little traveling soon. It won't be by train but by car on miles and miles of boring highway. We'll be bringing an audio book on CD to help pass the time.
Here's a great quote about taking a car trip by Charles Kuralt, one of my favorite newscasters from the past. He said, "Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything." So true!