THE FACTORY + ALABAMA CHANIN 5/52 | 2020

“I like trains. I like their rhythm, and I like the freedom of being suspended between two places, all anxieties of purpose taken care: for this moment I know where I am going.” ― Anna Funder, Stasiland

On February 5, 1883, the Southern Pacific Railroad completed its Sunset Route, a continuous rail line from New Orleans, Louisiana to Los Angeles, California. With the 137th anniversary of this occasion happening Wednesday, we were inspired to share a few of our favorite people and places in New Orleans and California and a bit of information on this nation-spanning American railroad.

A short history of the Southern Pacific Railroad

“Connecting America: How the Nation’s Oldest Railroad Still Brings People Together”

The “Sunset Limited” on Amtrak

For your travels: Wildsam Field Guides

New Orleans:

Rebecca Wilcomb, Gianna, and Herbsaint

Pableaux Johnson + Mardi Gras Indians

Chef Kelly Fields + Willa Jean

California:

Heath Ceramics, our collaboration, and The Complexity of Simplicity

“How the ‘Sunset Route’ Railroad Helped Diversify California”

A Verb for Keeping Warm + the Nell Shirt

@ Alabama Chanin
Meet our team and explore the new Retreat Collection during the Alabama Chanin Pop-Up Shop at the Malia Mills studio in New York City on February 7th through 9th. Find all of the details here.

@ The School of Making
First Tuesdays at The Factory is tomorrow, February 4th. Bring your friends and latest sewing project and join us for a morning of making.

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