American Passenger Trains and Locomotives Illustrated (Google eBook)

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Voyageur Press, Nov 17, 2008 - Transportation - 160 pages
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The period from the 1890s to the mid-1950s is generally considered the golden era of passenger rail travel in America. It was a time of celebrated locomotives and luxurious passenger service, a time when rail technology saw its greatest advances and railroads became the nation s favored mode of transportation. These glory years come alive in American Passenger Trains and Locomotives Illustrated, 1889 1971. For this volume, author and illustrator Mark Wegman has researched original railroad drawings and in some cases even paint chips to render more than 160 profiles, front and top views, and interior layouts depicting the steam, diesel, and electric locomotives, along with passenger cars, of three dozen of the nation s most celebrated trains of the golden age. Accompanying the author s drawings are histories of each train, period photographs, postcards, menus, luggage stickers, vintage print ads, and detailed captions. The book is a lavishly appointed journey back in time to the bygone heyday of passenger-train travel.

  

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Contents

Introduction
7
1890s1920s
8
The Empire State Express Pennsylvania Limited Lake Shore Limited and 20th Century Limited
10
The 20th Century Limited Pennsylvania Limited and Broadway Limited
21
The North Coast Limited
22
The Oriental Limited
24
The Olympian
28
The Alton Limited
30
1940S1950S
98
The Tennessean and the Southerner
100
The City of Miami and the Panama Limited
103
The Banner Blue and the Blue Bird
107
The Empire Builder
108
The North Coast Limited
114
The 20th Century Limited and the Broadway Limited
116
The Meteor Firefly and Texas Special
120

The Crescent Limited
34
The Empire Builder
38
1930s
42
The M10000 and the Zephyr
44
The George M Pullman
53
The City Streamliners
57
The Green Diamond
58
The Royal Blue Capitol Limited and Abraham Lincoln
62
The Rockets
67
The 20th Century Limited and the Broadway Limited
70
The Chief and Super Chief
78
The Hiawatha and the 400s
84
The Silver Meteor
90
The Daylight
94
The Sunshine Special Eagle and Texas Eagle
124
The California Zephyr
128
The Shasta Daylight
130
The Sunset Limited
132
The Powhatan Arrow
134
The Olympian Hiawatha
137
The Phoebe Snow and the Capitol Limited
142
The City Streamliners
144
The Super Chief
148
El Capitan
153
The Silver Meteor
156
Epilogue
158
Index
159
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Lifelong railfan Mark Wegman is a project engineer in the defense industry. Trained as a civil engineer at Pittsburg State University, he combined his professional background with his railroad avocation to produce the artwork and history in this volume over the course of a 12-year period. He resides in Columbia, Missouri.

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