Titolo: Union Pacific Streamliners (Great Passenger ...
Casa editrice: Voyageur Press Inc, 14.10.2008.
Data di pubblicazione: 2008
160 Seiten sehr gutes Exemplar, ED147 9780760325346 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 968 28,2 x 21,8 x 1,8 cm, Gebundene Ausgabe. Codice inventario libreria 20625
Riassunto: Union Pacific is America's most popular railroad, and certainly the best-known one, with a compelling history. The first line to create a transcontinental railroad link in 1869 with Central Pacific, UP was also the first to create a modern, streamlined passenger train. Sleek, quiet, powerful, fast the lightweight streamliner set new standards for luxury on the rails. This authoritative, lavishly illustrated history follows Streamliners from 1943 with the launch of the City of Salina right up to the ceding of passenger services to Amtrack in 1971.Award-winning rail author Joe Walsh examines the fleet of 'City' trains that followed the Salina, all connecting Chicago to their namesakes with revolutionary equipment, diesel motive power, and breakneck speed and schedules. In this work images detail the opulent furnishings and impeccable service that distinguished this premier passenger line - from uniforms, dinnerware, to the most exotic lounge cars ever built. In addition to detailed look at the trains, readers are treated to the different forms of motive power, rolling stock, and the unparalleled service. Dozens of black-and-white images and period color photographs depict the City of Portland, Denver, Los Angeles, san Francisco, and St Louis along with period advertisements and route maps to complete the full picture.
Recensione: Pages: 160 Illustrations: 140 coloured and 76 monochrome Date: August 2008 Cover: hardback with dust cover Size: 286x225mm portrait Price: £23.99 Index: very good Published in the series Great Passenger Trains, there can be few, if any, American railroad brands better known than that of Union Pacific. With enthusiasts in the States, it is the favourite and it was the first American railroad to create a modern streamlined passenger train. The book provides an in-depth study of the company's streamlined motive power, rolling stock, services and facilities, from the pioneering M-10000, introduced in 1934, to the introduction of Amtrak in 1917. The book contains many archival illustrations both in colour and black and white drawn from various collections around the country. There are also examples of the literature used down the years to promote the streamlined services --Model Railway Express
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