Railroads in United States – History of Tourism

Railroads in United States Historic  & Scenic Trains  Laid out in 1827 and opened in 1830, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) was the first common freight railroad and the first railroad open to the public in the United States. Initially, the B&O served the Maryland region and gradually extended in the 1830s to Washington, DC, Virginia, and West Virginia along the Ohio River. In the decades following its creation, the B&O grew to cover large swaths of the Northeast …

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US History of Tourism: First Coast to Coast Flight 1929


When was the first commercial coast to coast flight?

US History of Tourism, first coast to coast flight: Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) was an airline founded in 1928 by Clement Melville Keys that merged in 1930 with Western Air Express to form what became TWA.   The Transcontinental Air Transport airline was like “The Lindbergh Line” and the idea began in the months after the 1927 transatlantic flight of Charles Lindbergh. 


 USA History of Tourism – The Lindbergh Line – First Coast to Coast Flight – Transcontinental Air Transport – TAT –  Ford Tri-Motor

STOKES COLLECTION 1934 American Classics / 16.5" x 11" . Ford Trimotor - Amazon.com Poster Vintage
Stokes Collection 1934 American Classics / 16.5″ x 11″ . Ford Trimotor – Amazon.com Poster Vintage

Who were the sponsors of the first commercial coast-to-coast flight in the USA?

The main sponsors of this commercial airline were:

  • Charles Lindbergh,
  • Harold Bixby,
  • Henry Breckinridge,
  • Harry Knight
  • Commander William Robertson


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Ford Tri-Motor 1929 – US History of Tourism Coast to Coast Part II

US History of Tourism: Ford Tri-Motor 1929 – Coast to Coast Part II Coast to Coast Travel: Inauguration Day in Los Angeles The same day at Grand Central Air Terminal near Los Angeles, two Ford Tri-Motor 1929  were christened. The TAT Tri-Motors were the Ciry of Los Angeles and the City of Philadelphia. Mary Pidcford christened the City of Los Angeles, and Gloria Swanson christened the Ciry of Philadelphia. A huge crowd of approximately 30,000 turned out for the christening …

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