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Flames sport old school threads for train ride to Washington D.C.

Hats, cigars, canes and cards accompany Calgary on ride from Philly

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On Saturday, the Calgary Flames were traveling to Washington D.C but also back in time.

With the team opting for a chartered train over flying, they decided their threads would also have to match the style of transportation.

Tweet from @NHLFlames: #Flames TV takes you inside today's 1950's train ride to Washington! pic.twitter.com/WosLwUrHmu

Hours after they defeated the Philadelphia Flyers in overtime, the Flames donned their finest old school attire to ride the rails to the nation's capital.

Tweet from @NHLFlames: Looking good, boys! 1950���s train ride, coming up! pic.twitter.com/aINaHQZ41b

Each player wore a fedora or newsboy cap, and many of the Flames carried canes and pretended to smoke cigars. There were even a few pairs of saddle shoes in the mix. 

Forward Kris Versteeg went all out with a red satin jacket and matching shoes. Troy Brouwer had a pocket watch attached to his vest, and goalie Mike Smith even used a prop pipe. Mark Giordano and Travis Hamonic also had winning looks.

Tweet from @NHLFlames: Hi, Hammer! pic.twitter.com/im6u2BULoj

The Flames fully committed to this one. There was no iPad or cell phone games on the train. The team instead opted for a card game.

Tweet from @NHLFlames: Riding in style. pic.twitter.com/LbwK1uK7Ty

Some of the Flames posed in their attire outside Wells Fargo Center after the game, and forward Matthew Tkachuk even was spotted leaving the arena in his incredible get-up.

Tweet from @ryanleslie73: This guy pic.twitter.com/hQqBhm1BPF

It's not the first sign of team unity the Flames have cooked up this week. On Thursday, the team made a promo video in support of the CFL's Calgary Stampeders for their upcoming conference final game.

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