Classic American Streamliners

Author: Mike Schafer,Joe Welsh

Publisher: MBI Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780760303771

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 3055

The streamlined style of the trains of yesteryear reassured passengers that they were the fastest, most-efficient vehicles ever to cheat the wind. Wonderful examples of Classic American Streamliners and the aura of high-speed, high-efficiency travel they created, are included in this book of the same name. These pages include all the great trains from 1933 through the 1960s, a time when people knew these streamliners by name. 150 color illustrations, 50 b&w.

Classic American Railroad Terminals

Author: Kevin J. Holland

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760308325

Category: Transportation

Page: 156

View: 6337

A blend of archival photos combine with modern color shots to relate the stories behind the design, the architecture, and the use of terminals like Grand Central Station and Pennsylvania Station in New York City, and Washington, D.C.'s Union Station. 150 photos.

Classic American Railroads

Author: Mike Schafer

Publisher: MBI Publishing Company

ISBN: 0760302391

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 7455

Classic American Railroads is a beautiful tribute to the golden age of railroading in America. Focusing on the years between WWII and the decline of rail travel in the 1970s, 16 of the most-remembered railroads and their finest equipment are featured in 200 original color and black and white photos.

More Classic American Railroads

Author: Mike Schafer

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 076030758X

Category: Transportation

Page: 156

View: 6468

Follow-up to the topselling Classic American Railroads explores the fascinating histories of the Northern Pacific, Wabash, Nickel Plate, New Haven, Erie, and 12 other railways. Amazingly preserved period photography.

Streamliners

Locomotives and Trains in the Age of Speed and Style

Author: Brian Solomon

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760347476

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

View: 6884

Illustrated with rare historical photographs, Streamliners follows the various technologies and styling trends of streamlined trains to show how they changed the look of American railroading forever.

Streamliners

A History of a Railroad Icon

Author: Mike Schafer,Joe Welsh

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 0760313717

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 4874

"Streamliners tells the steamliner story and takes you aboard a wide range of steamliners, from UP's historic M-10000 to America's most talked about train, the California Zephyr, whose descendant was still making tracks across the continent as late as the 1990s"--Back cover.

Railfan & Railroad

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Railroads

Page: N.A

View: 5146

The GrandLuxe Express

Traveling in High Style

Author: Karl Zimmermann

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253349477

Category: Transportation

Page: 143

View: 9577

This lavish book invites readers aboard the glamorous renovated cars of the GrandLuxe railway train. In 1989, the American-European Express, a stylish train created in emulation of Europe's Orient Express, commenced operation between Washington and Chicago. Forced to close down two years later, it was reborn in 1994 as the American Orient Express. The AOE, as this luxury streamliner was often known, matured under the tutelage of various owners until 2006, when under new ownership it acquired a new name, the GrandLuxe Express.Trackside, the train gleamed as a classic American streamliner. Aboard, travelers enjoy old-fashioned, wood-paneled elegance that harkens back to the 1920s and Europe's posh Wagons-Lits sleepers and restaurant cars.

Modern trains and splendid stations

architecture, design, and rail travel for the twenty-first century

Author: Martha Thorne,Art Institute of Chicago

Publisher: Merrell Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 7381

Examines modern trains and railroad stations in North America, Europe, and Japan, providing histories, photographs, and a look into the future of the railway industry.

The American Passenger Train

Author: Mike Schafer,Joe Welsh,Kevin J. Holland

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760308967

Category: Transportation

Page: 156

View: 8370

From the Santa Fe "Super Chief" to modern Amtrak high-speed intercity services, this sprawling photographic history rambles through two centuries of passenger trains and presents a wealth of archival imagery and period color photos. 200 illustrations, 150 in color.

Pennsy Streamliners

The Blue Ribbon Fleet

Author: Joe Welsh

Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780890242933

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 4795

The most in-depth treatment of the Pennsy story you can find! Covers every detail a railfan could want, from passenger car rosters to interviews with former Pennsy employees. Includes rare color photos of passenger fleet exteriors.

The Railway Magazine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Railroads

Page: N.A

View: 9727

Jackrabbit Street

Author: Joe Welsh

Publisher: Saskatoon : Thistledown Press

ISBN: 9781894345576

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

View: 5758

Joe Welsh irreverently and poignantly recreates the forties, fifties and sixties in and around Lebret, Saskatchewan. His ear for voice and his deprecating homespun portraits paradoxically intensify his loyalty to his people — the Métis. Enriched throughout with a relentless stream-of-consciousness, the writer merges vignette, poem, and dramatic monologue into a form that is unique in its authentic language and local colour.

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 2156

Travel by Pullman

A Century of Service

Author: Joe Welsh,Bill Howes

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760318573

Category: Transportation

Page: 156

View: 2431

Every evening for much of the twentieth century, 50,000 or more travelers snuggled under crisp Pullman linens, falling asleep in one state and awaking in another. This nostalgic look back at what was essentially a rolling hotel company contracted by the nation's railroads to provide guest accommodations, covers every aspect of Pullman operations, from the emerging popularity of steam-powered rail travel in the early twentieth century to its diesel-powered zenith and its eventual nadir in the 1950s and 1960s. Pullman's entire complex network of employees and services is featured, from the ticket offices that manually handled millions of reservations each year to the six car shops spread across the nation to perform heavy maintenance and repairs, and all of Pullman's porters, mechanics, cleaners, electricians, cooks, barbers, shoeshiners, and more. Illustrated with both black-and-white and color period views depicting Pullman interiors and facilities, as well as memorabilia and sales literature.

Chicago: America's Railroad Capital

The Illustrated History, 1836 to Today

Author: Brian Solomon,John Gruber,Chris Guss

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 1627884939

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 6789

The first illustrated history of the people, machines, facilities, and operations that made Chicago the hub around which an entire continent's rail industry still revolves. In the mid-nineteenth century, Chicago's central location in the expanding nation helped establish it as the capital of the still-new North American railroad industry. As the United States expanded westward, new railroads and rail-related companies like Pullman established their headquarters in the Windy City, while eastern railroads found their natural western terminals there. Historically, railroads that tried to avoid Chicago failed. While the railroad industry has undergone dramatic changes over the course of its existence, little has changed regarding Chicago's status as the nation's railroad hub. In Chicago: America's Railroad Capital, longtime, prolific railroading author and photographer Brian Solomon - joined by a cast of respected rail journalists - examines this sprawling legacy of nearly 180 years, not only showing how the railroad has spurred the city's growth, but also highlighting the city's railroad workers throughout history, key players in the city and the industry, and Chicago's great interurban lines, fabulous passenger terminals, vast freight-processing facilities, and complex modern operations. Illustrated with historical and modern photography and specially commissioned maps, Chicago: America's Railroad Capital also helps readers understand how Chicago has operated - and continues to operate - as the center of a nationwide industry that is an essential cog in the country's commerce.