By Mark Wegman
The interval from the Nineties to the mid-1950s is usually thought of the “golden period” of passenger rail shuttle in America. It used to be a time of celebrated locomotives and plush passenger carrier, a time while rail know-how observed its maximum advances and railroads grew to become the nation’s favorite 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 every now and then 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 vehicles, of 3 dozen of the nation’s so much celebrated trains of the golden age. Accompanying the author’s drawings are histories of every teach, interval pictures, postcards, menus, baggage stickers, classic print advertisements, and special captions. The booklet is a lavishly appointed trip again in time to the bygone heyday of passenger-train travel.
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American Passenger Trains and Locomotives Illustrated: (Great Passenger Trains) by Mark Wegman