Compare this photo with the swinging social atmosphere shown in Purephazed’s Pan Am post directly below.
I’ll take the Pan Am party, thank you very much. The above photo is, of course, the grueling Amtrak lounge, a sort of airborne version of the bar scene in Star Wars.
What’s interesting nowadays about Amtrak from a self-parodic perspective is that their spokesman and key lobbyist is none other than Michael Dukakis.
There’s something poetic about two failed, lefty, Northeast institutions that are held in wide contempt by most of the country coming together like this.