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The American Freedom Train in San Antonio, Texas
February 11-14, 1976

The train's 63rd display city.

 

 
 

The AFT displayed on the grounds of the Lone Star Brewery.

Image: Lone Star Brewing Company 1975 Annual Report, Bob Skillman collection

 
 

The AFT display layout on the grounds of the Lone Star Brewery. This was revised and, among other changes, the locomotive ended up on the curved spur ahead of cars 40 & 41. See photo above.

Image: Bob Skillman collection

 
 

Ad from the local paper February 1, 1975

Image: Bob Skillman collection

 
 

The original plan was for the train to display at the Southern Pacific depot, but the Brewery was a better fit.

By all accounts it was one of the most beautiful display sites on the entire itinerary.

Image: Lone Star Brewing Company 1975 Annual Report

 
 

Image: Lone Star Brewing Company 1975 Annual Report

 
 

 

Cover of the Lone Star Brewing Company

Image: Bob Skillman collection

 
 

Cover of the Lone Star Brewing Company newsmagazine "The Bru-it News".

Image: Bob Skillman collection

 
 

Pat Boone & Family gave a benefit concert for the train.

Image: Bob Skillman collection

 
 

Trackside entertainment schedule for San Antonio.

Image: Bob Skillman collection

 
 

A liberal product-testing policy within the brewery also made this stop a staff favorite!

Image: Bob Skillman collection

 
 

While in San Antonio, the community and the train gave tribute to local citizen Eliza Underwood, who was 109 years old when the American Freedom Train came by.

Image: Bob Skillman collection

 
 

5-inch sticker from the Bicentennial in Texas.

Image: Bob Skillman collection

 
 

Texas didn't get its reputation for hospitality for nothing.

Image: Bob Skillman collection

 
 

 

Train movement report for the move from Odessa to San Antonio.

Image: Bob Skillman collection

 
     
       
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