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.
Amtrak is an essential part of Americas transportation system, today for over 28 million passengers. From the legacy Streamliners of the pre-Amtrak eraChampions, Chiefs, Eagles, Rockets, Zephyrsto todays modern Acela Express and future plans for more high speed corridor trains, this book covers all the lines from past to present. Through the use of evocative photos, postcards, memorabilia and other collateral, this book is a journey through the past 40 years of Amtrak across America and all the preceding rail lines that transformed the nationthe Downeaster, Adriondack, Ethan Allen Express, Vermonter, Capitol Limited, Cardinal and Hoosier, Empire Service, Keystone, Lake Shore Limited, Maple Leaf, Pennsylvanian, Auto Train, Carolinian and Piedmont, Crescent, Palmetto, Silver Meteor, Silver Star, Blue Water and Wolverine, Carl Sandburg and Illinois Zephyr, City of New Orleans, Hiawatha, Illini and Saluki, Lincoln Service, Missouri River Runner, Pere Marquette, Heartland Flyer, Texas Eagle, California Zephyr, Empire Builder, Southwest Chief, Sunset Limited, Cascades, Coast Starlight, Capitol Corridor, San Joaquins, and Pacific Surfliner.
The iron mining industry was quite extensive throughout the area known as the Lake Superior Iron Ore District, which included Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Ontario and other prominent iron mining regions to the north-east and east of Lake Superior in Ontario as well Quebec and Labrador.
All of the iron ore was transported by rail to a wide number of lake ports on Lake Superior, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.
This book lists all of the ore docks constructed on the Great Lakes, as well as their operational life span right up to the present time. Each chapter for each railroad includes the types of ore docks once or currently operated as well as a roster of ore cars from the 1940s to the present time, and includes photos of the ore docks and ore cars, ore car schematics and pertinent data. It also provides some new perspectives for historical and future research, and can be used for the art work of model railroading.
The name Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway conjures images of bright red and silver Warbonnet diesels pulling gleaming stainless-steel passenger trains across the plains of Kansas and the pine-covered forests of Arizona. Highlights include the Chief, Texas Chief, San Francisco Chief, El Capitan and Super Chief (often referred to as "Train of the Stars" for the movie-stars and celebrities who believed there was only one way, the Super Chief Way, to travel between Los Angles and Chicago). A full color chapter on Santa Fe Chief trains is accompanied by vintage travel brochures and advertising. Photos include the California Limited, Chicagoan, Kansas Cityan, Navajo, Ranger, Scout, and Grand Canyon Limited with connecting service to Grand Canyon National Park. Santa Fe's partnership with Harvey House depot restaurants is shown in picture postcards with the legendary Harvey Girls.