By Mark Wegman
The interval from the Nineties to the mid-1950s is mostly 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 whilst 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 every now and then even paint chips to render greater than a hundred and sixty profiles, entrance and best perspectives, and inside layouts depicting the steam, diesel, and electrical locomotives, in addition to 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 special captions. The booklet is a lavishly appointed trip again in time to the bygone heyday of passenger-train travel.
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