Another 1947 advertising card out of the St. Louis Public Service bus acquired in 2015. If you ever wonder why people preferred interurbans to buses, take a look at this and then recall that CA&E cars of the era were mostly filled with liquor and cigarette ads.
The "Hicks Locomotive and Car Works" banner at the top is taken from original artwork of the company, which was in business from 1897 to 1911. The picture behind it shows the three CA&E wood cars in a train at the Museum, headed by #309, which was built by the Hicks Locomotive and Car Works in 1907.
For more information about these cars, follow these links: CA&E 308; CA&E 309; CA&E 321; and IRR 205. For other equipment at IRM, go to the complete roster.
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