The Golden Age of Train Travel

The Golden Age of Train Travel

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 148 x 204 x 6mm | 140g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 30 b/w; 40 col
  • 0747813248
  • 9780747813248
  • 998,369

About Steve Barry

Steve Barry is the editor of Railfan and Railroad. He is the author of Rail Power and other histories of US railroads.show more

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 / Indexshow more

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