The Planes & Trains Collection is inspired by the popularization of the two during the wars. "Dog-fighting" in WWI brought fighter aircrafts into American interest. The pilots were romanticized in their leather helmets, fleece and neck scarves. Trains too were growing in fascination due to gas rationing and further glamorized due to books, songs, train-set and movies. Laura is still taken back to her childhood when she hears the far-off rumble of a train or the sound of the horn.