Classic American Streamliners

Author: Mike Schafer,Joe Welsh

Publisher: MBI Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780760303771

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 1899

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.

Streamliners

A History of a Railroad Icon

Author: Mike Schafer,Joe Welsh

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 0760313717

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 9913

"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.

Classic American Railroads

Author: Mike Schafer

Publisher: MBI Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780760316498

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 6090

This book picks up where the previous two Classic American titles left off, focusing on the golden age of American railroading from 1945 to the early 1970s. It extends to the present day where applicable, providing a colorful look at locomotives, passenger and freight operations, development, and, in some cases, demise. Full color.

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: 3446

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.

More Classic American Railroads

Author: Mike Schafer

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 076030758X

Category: Transportation

Page: 156

View: 6082

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.

American Streamliner, Post-War Years

Author: Carl Byron,Donald J. Heimburger

Publisher: Heimburger House Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780911581430

Category: Transportation

Page: 200

View: 2954

When World War II came to an end in 1945, America was on the verge of an unprecedented economic boom that carried over to its vast rail transportation system. Railroads placed orders for new streamlined passenger trains. Passengers wanted new, fashionable trains with sleek cars and locomotives. In addition, steam was out, diesels were in. Railroads saw good times coming and they prepared well for them. This 200-page color book features 335 photographs in a 10 x 10” hardbound volume. Covers numerous name trains.

The American Passenger Train

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

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760308967

Category: Transportation

Page: 156

View: 2376

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.

Classic American Railroad Terminals

Author: Kevin J. Holland

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760308325

Category: Transportation

Page: 156

View: 1210

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.

All Aboard!

Images from the Golden Age of Rail Travel

Author: Lynn Johnson

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811817479

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 131

View: 6651

A study of the graphic images used to advertise and market rail travel in the twentieth century.

The Art of the Streamliner

Author: Bob Johnston,Joe Welsh,Mike Schafer

Publisher: MetroBooks

ISBN: 9781586631468

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 5755

By the early 20th century, as the railroad became a vital means of moving people and goods, trains and locomotives became the focus of some of the world's finest mechanical engineers and industrial designers. From this increased attention arose perhaps the most elegant land-based form of transportation in human history: the streamlined train. Relive their glory through magnificent photographs of these cars, which show both their elegant interiors and their graceful shapes speeding across the countryside. Here are the ever-more luxurious rolling accommodations for the discriminating traveler, with increasingly spacious sleeper cars and dining rooms that came to resemble those in four-star restaurants. Written and researched by a team of veteran transportation historians and illustrated with more than 175 black-and-white and full-color pictures, this tribute honors not only the dazzling passenger cars, but also the legendary designers, and presents the gorgeous promotional brochures and posters used to entice passengers.

American Streamliner, Pre-War Years

Author: Carl Byron,Donald J. Heimburger

Publisher: Heimburger House Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780911581393

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

View: 1298

Focusing on the years between 1933 and 1942 when America rose to the forefront of deluxe passenger train travel, this book explores the colorful history of numerous famous passenger trains such as the Burlington’s Zephyrs, the Santa Fe’s Super Chief and El Capitan, the Illinois Central’s City of Miami and Green Diamond and New York Central’s Twentieth Century Limited. This 10 x 10”, 176-page hardbound includes 200 color and black/white photographs.

Travel by Pullman

A Century of Service

Author: Joe Welsh,Bill Howes

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760318573

Category: Transportation

Page: 156

View: 3777

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.

American Passenger Trains and Locomotives Illustrated

Author: Mark Wegman

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 9780760334751

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 4786

A lavishly illustrated look at the glory years of travel by rail, with over 160 profiles, front and top views, and interior layouts depicting three dozen of the nation’s most celebrated trains of the golden age.

America's Great Railroad Stations

Author: Roger Straus,Hugh Van Dusen,Ed Breslin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101545313

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

View: 5720

An evocative and stunning photographic tribute to America's railroad stations. For much of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the railroad station or depot was the communal hub of every American town that could boast of train service. There, citizens gathered before they sent loved ones off to college, marriage, or war-and where they greeted them on their return. Most of these buildings were architectural gems, and while many are still in service, certain others now house museums, banks, restaurants, and more. In fact, in cities like Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, renovated stations are destinations unto themselves even for those not boarding the train. And in other places, whole sections of towns have been remade around these structures, restoring their vitality in novel and interesting ways long after the last train has left the station. In America's Great Railroad Stations, award-winning photographer Roger Straus III, and two lifelong railroad buffs, Ed Breslin and Hugh Van Dusen, join forces to tell the astonishing story of these enduring structures and the important role they still play in the country's landscape. Journeying from the Pennsylvania Railroad to the Union Pacific to Michigan Central and more, readers will be dazzled by the Beaux Arts monuments of New York and the adobe buildings of the Southwest. Filled with both new and archival photographs and drawings, this volume is a glorious salute to the institution that transformed our nation.

Classic American Railroad Terminals

Author: Kevin J. Holland

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760308325

Category: Transportation

Page: 156

View: 1293

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: 5942

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: 3097

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.

Streamliner Memories

Author: Mike Schafer

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760306192

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

View: 6190

This full-colour journey through the past contains marvelous period photography depicting some of the most memorable aspects of streamliner travel. Whether depicting passengers eating in elegant dining cars, socializing in lounge cars, sight-seeing through massive Vista-Domes, or retiring to private Pullman sleepers, this collection is more than just the evocative story behind the golden age passenger train travel from 1930 to 1970.

Classic Locomotives

Steam and Diesel Power in 700 Photographs

Author: Brian Solomon

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 1610588681

Category: Transportation

Page: 560

View: 9138

DIVThis massive collection of 700 color photographs (comprising the previously published volumes Steam Power, Vintage Diesel Power, and Modern Diesel Power) traces the development of North American locomotives from the early nineteenth century right up to the present, spanning dozens of models from the likes of Alco, Baldwin, Electro-Motive, Fairbanks-Morse, General Electric, and more. Top-notch imagery from dozens of photographers is accompanied by detailed captions from author Brian Solomon that discuss locomotive technology, the roles of specific locomotives in individual railroads, and even the locations and operations depicted in the photographs. Together, this awesome collection stretches from the Baltimore & Ohio’s diminutive Tom Thumb steam locomotive—generally considered the starting point of North American locomotive technology—right up to today’s high-horsepower “green” models from General Electric and Electro-Motive. The resulting volume, which also reflects the grand geographic and technological breadth of railroading in North America, is the ultimate gathering of great locomotive photographs for casual and hardcore railfans alike./div