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On Sale: May 20, 2014
Pages: 64 | ISBN: 978-0-7478-1493-1
Published by : Shire Osprey Publishing
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For the century after 1865 all the largest railroad companies had flagship luxury trains, spectacularly appointed steamliners offering unrivaled standards of service and thoughtful amenities including ladies’ perfume and carnations for gentlemen. These luxury trains transported well-heeled passengers in grand style across spectacular American landscapes in an atmosphere of privilege and elegance. Including the iconic Super Chief of the Sante Fe Railway and New York Central System’s fabled 20th Century Limited, they became legends in their day and for decades after their last runs. This beautifully illustrated book allows readers to experience the exhilarating journeys, the exquisitely designed train cars and the vintage advertisements and posters that together made up the passenger’s experience during this golden age of train travel – an age still remembered and celebrated today.

Table of Contents

The Rise of the Railroads
The Golden Years
The Streamlined Era
A Rapid Descent
Remnants and Rebirth
Places to Visit
Further Reading
Index

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