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By Mark Wegman

The interval from the Eighteen Nineties to the mid-1950s is usually thought of the “golden period” of passenger rail go back and forth in America.  It used to be a time of celebrated locomotives and lush passenger provider, a time whilst rail expertise observed its maximum advances and railroads turned the nation’s favorite mode of transportation.   those glory years come alive in American Passenger Trains and Locomotives Illustrated, 1889–1971.  For this quantity, writer and illustrator Mark Wegman has researched unique railroad drawings and every now and then even paint chips to render greater than one hundred sixty profiles, entrance and best perspectives, and inside layouts depicting the steam, diesel, and electrical locomotives, besides passenger vehicles, of 3 dozen of the nation’s so much celebrated trains of the golden age.  Accompanying the author’s drawings are histories of every educate, interval photos, postcards, menus, baggage stickers, classic print advertisements, and specific captions.  The publication is a lavishly appointed trip again in time to the bygone heyday of passenger-train travel.

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