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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 @NHLdotcom

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!

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!

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!

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.

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

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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