American Passenger Trains: WWII to Amtrak


Passenger Trains played an important role in the growth of traveling across America or to the nearest city – the height of its service after WWII until the start up of Amtrak. This book provides railroad hobbyists, historians, museum operators, and transportation instructors and planners with information about the types of train services and operations in various corridors, such as Chicago – Milwaukee; the overnight and daytime long distance service; transcontinental trains, and the various types of local trains on both main lines and branch lines. The book reviews the types of sleeping car, coach, parlor car, food and beverage services available at that time. This historic review, including train schedules and advertisements, provides information on train consists which is valuable for creating model railroad layout size trains.

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SKU: 9781583882320 Category:


Patrick C. Dorin
128 pages
100 B&W & 100 colour

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Weight 0.540 kg
Dimensions 27.9 × 21.6 × 1.0 cm


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