By Mark Wegman
The interval from the Eighteen Nineties to the mid-1950s is mostly thought of the “golden period” of passenger rail shuttle in America. It was once a time of celebrated locomotives and plush passenger carrier, a time while rail expertise observed its maximum advances and railroads turned the nation’s favourite 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 most sensible perspectives, and inside layouts depicting the steam, diesel, and electrical locomotives, besides 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 pictures, postcards, menus, baggage stickers, classic print advertisements, and specific captions. The publication is a lavishly appointed trip again in time to the bygone heyday of passenger-train travel.
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