By Mark Wegman
The interval from the Eighteen 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 plush 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 from time to time 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 automobiles, 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 images, 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