A — 4: elegant meals were served to passengers
B — 6: to use trains for long distance travel and vacations
C — 1: which connected Switzerland and Italy
D — 3: that served dishes and wines
E — 5: who rode the train
F — 2: there was no money
In the early 1860s, trains were the preferred way to travel. They weren’t particularly comfortable, however, until American engineer George Mortimer Pullman decided to make trains more luxurious.
By the late 1860s, trains furnished not only sleeping cars, but kitchen and dining facilities, where __elegant meals were served to passengers__. This was innovative for the time, and was aimed to encourage people __to use trains for long distance travel and vacations__. The first of these Pullman trains in England ran from London to Brighton and used electricity for illumination.
In 1881, another railway entrepreneur, George Nagelmacker, introduced the use of a restaurant car onboard, and the first Orient Express train service was begun. Running from Paris to Romania the route included Strasbourg, Vienna, Budapest and Bucharest.
Thanks to the 12 mile Simplon Tunnel, __which connected Switzerland and Italy__, the Orient Express expanded, including a route to Istanbul, and the legendary romance of the Orient Express was in full swing.
Everyone in the social register, including royalty, chose to travel on the wheels of that luxury hotel __that served dishes and wines__ in wealthy surroundings. Legends, stories, and intrigue surrounded those trips to exotic places, and those famous people __who rode the train__.
Unfortunately, during World War II this luxury travel was closed for the most part, and later, after the war, __there was no money__ to start it again. Within the next few years airplane travel became popular, and train passenger service declined.