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1957 Chevrolet

1957 Chevrolet

I was born a train guy. I became a car guy around the age of 10, but I never really stopped being a train guy. I don’t know anything about trains, but I love them, and I usually consider myself lucky when I am stopped at a railroad crossing within easy view of the passing rail cars.

I think my story is similar to that of a lot of car people. Cars, ultimately, are things we can own and operate, and trains are not. I think it’s that simple. Of course, an awful lot of car guys are also into watches, guitars, and planes… all cool things, and all more accessible—even the planes—than a train.

But whether it is hobbyist interest or the implied romance of travel (probably both), carmakers have been linking cars and trains in advertising for a very long time. I have proof of that here. Below please find 14 classic car ads, each of which features a train or train station.

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1910 Oldsmobile (1915 Ad)

1915 Oldsmobile Ad

1915 Oldsmobile Ad

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1935 Bugatti

1935 Bugatti Type 57

1935 Bugatti Type 57 Ad

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1937 Chrysler Airflow

1937 Chrysler Airflow

1937 Chrysler Airflow Ad

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1937 Packard

1937 Packard Ad

1937 Packard Ad

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1940 Cadillac

1940 Cadillac Ad

1940 Cadillac Ad

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1942 Plymouth Suburban

1942 Plymouth Suburban Ad

1942 Plymouth Suburban Ad

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1946 Packard

1946 Packard Ad

1946 Packard Ad

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Hertz (1954 Ford)

Hertz Ad with 1954 Ford

Hertz Ad with 1954 Ford

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1956 Buick

1956 Buick Ad

1956 Buick Ad

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Hertz (1955 Ford)

Hertz Ad with 1955 Ford, Pennsy Ad

Hertz Ad with 1955 Ford

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1957 Chevrolet

1957 Chevy Ad

1957 Chevrolet Ad

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1957 Chevrolet Wagons

1957 Chevrolet Ad

1957 Chevrolet Wagons Ad

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1957 Dodge

1957 Dodge Ad

1957 Dodge Ad

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1964 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser

1964 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser Ad, Cars and Trains

1964 Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser Ad

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