By Mark Wegman
The interval from the Eighteen Nineties to the mid-1950s is usually thought of the “golden period” of passenger rail trip in America. It was once a time of celebrated locomotives and plush passenger provider, a time while rail know-how observed its maximum advances and railroads grew to become the nation’s preferred mode of transportation. those glory years come alive in American Passenger Trains and Locomotives Illustrated, 1889–1971. For this quantity, writer and illustrator Mark Wegman has researched unique railroad drawings and in certain cases even paint chips to render greater than a hundred and sixty profiles, entrance and most sensible perspectives, and inside layouts depicting the steam, diesel, and electrical locomotives, besides passenger autos, of 3 dozen of the nation’s so much celebrated trains of the golden age. Accompanying the author’s drawings are histories of every educate, interval photos, postcards, menus, baggage stickers, classic print advertisements, and particular captions. The ebook is a lavishly appointed trip again in time to the bygone heyday of passenger-train travel.
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