By Mark Wegman
The interval from the Nineties to the mid-1950s is usually thought of the “golden period” of passenger rail commute in America. It was once a time of celebrated locomotives and lush passenger carrier, a time while rail expertise 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 on occasion even paint chips to render greater than one hundred sixty profiles, entrance and most sensible perspectives, and inside layouts depicting the steam, diesel, and electrical locomotives, in addition to passenger automobiles, of 3 dozen of the nation’s such a lot celebrated trains of the golden age. Accompanying the author’s drawings are histories of every teach, interval photos, postcards, menus, baggage stickers, classic print advertisements, and designated captions. The e-book is a lavishly appointed trip again in time to the bygone heyday of passenger-train travel.
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