4 edition of century of passenger trains found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 140) and indexes.
|Statement||by Jackson C. Thode.|
|Contributions||Rocky Mountain Railroad Club.|
|LC Classifications||TF25.D43 T46 2001|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||144 p. :|
|Number of Pages||144|
|LC Control Number||2001275172|
Enjoying a meal on board a moving train is an experience that is as popular today as it was in the late s when the first dining cars were introduced on passenger trains. The singular combination of mouth-watering food, good company, and ever-changing scenery remains a selling point of long-distance train . Books shelved as railroad-history: Jay Cooke's Gamble: The Northern Pacific Railroad, the Sioux, and the Panic of by M. John Lubetkin, Harriman vs.
As John White, Jr. notes in his book, "The American Railroad Passenger Car (Part 1)," the diner was one of the very last cars to join the long-distance passenger train consist. Its emergence is a stepped process that involved a series of events from the industry's earliest days until George Pullman finally unveiled the "Hotel Car" after the. The number of passenger trains in the United States dropped 45 percent between and , and 85 percent between and Today America's passenger trains are operated publicly by Amtrak.
The year marks the 50th anniversary of the end of the 20th Century Limited, one of the most famous passenger trains in America. This New York-Chicago train was the way to travel between the America's two largest and most important cities in the first half of the 20th Century. It was filled with detailed information about abandoned lines, discontinuance of the San Juan passenger train and the Rio Grande Southern - all the stuff I wanted to know a lot more about. Michael M. Bartels, Lincoln, Neb. The book that I feel is the best railroad history ever published goes to Don Hofsommer's "The Quannah Route.".
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Android. Windows Phone Author: Jackson c. Thode. This authoritative history of the 20th Century Limited from to its demise examines the train; its steam, electric, and diesel motive power; and its swank passenger cars, services, and amenities.
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The 20th Century Limited traces its history back to when it was originally inaugurated that year between New York and Chicago (the Pennsy began running a similar plush train between the two cities that year as well; known as the Pennsylvania Special it was renamed the Broadway Limited in ).
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Bankruptcies, mergers, and acquisitions of many railroad companies occurred during the second half of the 20th century, due to a decrease in passenger travel and freight and mail service.
Byairlines carried 73% of passenger travel. Railroads carried a scant %. A national rail passenger system - Amtrak - was created in Railroads In The 20th Century, The s Bythe country's total rail mileage had increased tofromin It would continue to grow for another decade before reaching its all-time high during the World War I era.
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