• Transportation

Pennsylvania Railroad


Author: Mike Schafer,Brian Solomon
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 9780760303795
Category: Transportation
Page: 128
View: 8861
This book uses the contents of the official 1952 Pennsylvania RR passenger train consist book detailing the make-up of its east-west trains. The author supplements this data with a general introduction about PRR service of the period, and introduces each train with a description of its make-up, service, and cars used. Color photos illustrate many of the cars used in the era. B&W and Color photos show typical trains. Illustrations of menus and ads complete the book.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Limiteds, Locals, and Expresses in Indiana, 1838-1971


Author: Craig Sanders
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253342164
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 276
View: 1919
The passenger train has long held a special place in the imagination of Americans, and Indiana was once a bustling passenger train crossroads. Limiteds, Locals, and Expresses in Indiana, 1838–1971 brings to life the countless locals, accommodation trains, and secondary expresses that Hoosiers patronized during the Golden Age of the passenger train. Craig Sanders gives us a comprehensive history of intercity passenger service in Indiana, from the time railroads began to develop in the state in the mid-19th century through May 1, 1971, when Amtrak began operations. Each chapter summarizes the history and development of one railroad, discusses the factors that shaped that railroad's passenger service—such as prolonged financial difficulties, competition, and the influence of a strong leader—and concludes with a detailed account of its passenger operations in Indiana. Sixteen maps, 87 photographs, and other evocative illustrations supplement Sanders's text.

    • Transportation

Pennsy Streamliners

The Blue Ribbon Fleet
Author: Joe Welsh
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780890242933
Category: Transportation
Page: 160
View: 2672
The most in-depth treatment of the Pennsy story you can find! Covers every detail a railfan could want, from passenger car rosters to interviews with former Pennsy employees. Includes rare color photos of passenger fleet exteriors.

    • Transportation

Amtrak in the Heartland


Author: Craig Sanders
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253027934
Category: Transportation
Page: 344
View: 6491
"Craig Sanders has done an excellent job of research... his treatment is as comprehensive as anyone could reasonably wish for, and solidly based. In addition, he succeeds in making it all clear as well as any human can. He also manages to inject enough humor and human interest to keep the reader moving." —Herbert H. Harwood, author of The Lake Shore Electric Railway Story and Invisible Giants: The Empires of Cleveland’s Van Sweringen Brothers A complete history of Amtrak operations in the heartland, this volume describes conditions that led to the passage of the Rail Passenger Service Act of 1970, the formation and implementation of Amtrak in 1970–71, and the major factors that have influenced Amtrak operations since its inception. More than 140 photographs and 3 maps bring to life the story as told by Sanders. This book will become indispensable to train enthusiasts through its examination of Americans’ long-standing fascination with passenger trains. When it began in 1971, many expected Amtrak to last about three years before going out of existence for lack of business, but the public’s continuing support of funding for Amtrak has enabled it and the passenger train to survive despite seemingly insurmountable odds.

    • Crafts & Hobbies

Heart of the Pennsylvania Railroad

The Main Line, Philadelphia to Pittsburgh
Author: Robert S. McGonigal
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 127
View: 9391
Explores the Pennsy main line from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh and the three divisions that operated it. Photos and explanations trace the line's electric, steam, and diesel locomotives in all their glory.


    • Crafts & Hobbies

Model Railroader Cyclopedia

Steam Locomotives
Author: Linn Westcott
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780890240014
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 272
View: 7853
Presents details and measurements of steam locomotives from their first appearance to their final days. Includes nearly 1,000 rare photos and over 127 HO scale plans, notes, and specifications for almost all steam locomotives in North America.

    • Transportation

Pennsylvania Railroad Passenger Train Consists and Cars 1952 Vol. 1

East-West Trains
Author: Harry Stegmaier
Publisher: TLC Publishing
ISBN: 9781883089818
Category: Transportation
Page: 112
View: 3099
This book uses the contents of the official 1952 Pennsylvania RR passenger train consist book detailing the make-up of its east-west trains. The author supplements this data with a general introduction about PRR service of the period, and introduces each train with a description of its make-up, service, and cars used. Color photos illustrate many of the cars used in the era. B&W and Color photos show typical trains. Illustrations of menus and ads complete the book.

    • Boilers

The Locomotive


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Boilers
Page: N.A
View: 7486

    • Juvenile Fiction

Tootle


Author: Gertrude Crampton
Publisher: Golden Books
ISBN: 0375982663
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 24
View: 5747
In this classic Little Golden Book from 1945, Tootle is a young locomotive who loves to chase butterflies through the meadow. But he must learn to stay on the tracks no matter what—if he ever hopes to achieve his dream of being a Flyer between New York and Chicago!

    • Transportation

Classic American Streamliners


Author: Mike Schafer,Joe Welsh
Publisher: MBI Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780760303771
Category: Transportation
Page: 160
View: 6123
The streamlined style of the trains of yesteryear reassured passengers that they were the fastest, most-efficient vehicles ever to cheat the wind. Wonderful examples of Classic American Streamliners and the aura of high-speed, high-efficiency travel they created, are included in this book of the same name. These pages include all the great trains from 1933 through the 1960s, a time when people knew these streamliners by name. 150 color illustrations, 50 b&w.

    • Transportation

Guide to North American Steam Locomotives


Author: George H. Drury
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780890242063
Category: Transportation
Page: 448
View: 1823
Presents the mechanical features of every locomotive constructed from 1900 to 1953, including boilers, pistons, and drivers.

    • Transportation

The Cars of Pullman


Author: Joe Welsh,Bill Howes,Kevin J Holland
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 1610601173
Category: Transportation
Page: 176
View: 3104
One of America's greatest business enterprises, the Pullman Company provided outstanding service aboard a vast fleet of railroad passenger cars that could be found in almost every nook and cranny of the United States. This illustrated history examines Pullman's diverse fleet, from its spectacular custom-built wooden cars of the nineteenth century to steel heavyweight cars in the prewar years and on into the lightweight streamlined era. Author Joe Welsh includes period photos, many in rare color, as well as car diagrams and ads that help trace the development, composition, and evolution of the historically and culturally significant Pullman fleet, including the gamut of sleeper, parlor, and restaurant cars. This is a fitting tribute to the former cultural icons aboard which strode giants of American life, such as Babe Ruth and Clark Gable, as well as first-time travelers from small-town America.

    • Transportation

20th Century Limited


Author: Karl R. Zimmerman
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 9780760314227
Category: Transportation
Page: 156
View: 5969
This authoritative history of the 20th Century Limited from 1902 to its 1967 demise examines the train; its steam, electric, and diesel motive power; and its swank passenger cars, services, and amenities. The Century was a train of magnates and movie stars, with a red carpet rolled out for departure from Chicago to New York City. With the finest of food in the diner and a full array of amenities - barber, secretary, shower, maid - the 20th Century Limited set the standards against which all other passenger trains would be measured. This book tells the complete story of this extraordinary train, from its illustrious beginning in the days of opulent wooden cars through its demise in the era of passenger-train cutbacks that lead to the formation of Amtrak.

    • History

The Pennsylvania Railroad, Volume 1

Building an Empire, 1846-1917
Author: Albert J. Churella
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812207629
Category: History
Page: 968
View: 1784
"Do not think of the Pennsylvania Railroad as a business enterprise," Forbes magazine informed its readers in May 1936. "Think of it as a nation." At the end of the nineteenth century, the Pennsylvania Railroad was the largest privately owned business corporation in the world. In 1914, the PRR employed more than two hundred thousand people—more than double the number of soldiers in the United States Army. As the self-proclaimed "Standard Railroad of the World," this colossal corporate body underwrote American industrial expansion and shaped the economic, political, and social environment of the United States. In turn, the PRR was fundamentally shaped by the American landscape, adapting to geography as well as shifts in competitive economics and public policy. Albert J. Churella's masterful account, certain to become the authoritative history of the Pennsylvania Railroad, illuminates broad themes in American history, from the development of managerial practices and labor relations to the relationship between business and government to advances in technology and transportation. Churella situates exhaustive archival research on the Pennsylvania Railroad within the social, economic, and technological changes of nineteenth- and twentieth-century America, chronicling the epic history of the PRR intertwined with that of a developing nation. This first volume opens with the development of the Main Line of Public Works, devised by Pennsylvanians in the 1820s to compete with the Erie Canal. Though a public rather than a private enterprise, the Main Line foreshadowed the establishment of the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1846. Over the next decades, as the nation weathered the Civil War, industrial expansion, and labor unrest, the PRR expanded despite competition with rival railroads and disputes with such figures as Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller. The dawn of the twentieth century brought a measure of stability to the railroad industry, enabling the creation of such architectural monuments as Pennsylvania Station in New York City. The volume closes at the threshold of American involvement in World War I, as the strategies that PRR executives had perfected in previous decades proved less effective at guiding the company through increasingly tumultuous economic and political waters.

    • Transportation

20th-century steam


Author: Derek Avery
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781853268168
Category: Transportation
Page: 96
View: 9130

    • Transportation

The Art of the Streamliner


Author: Bob Johnston,Joe Welsh,Mike Schafer
Publisher: MetroBooks
ISBN: 9781586631468
Category: Transportation
Page: 144
View: 1236
By the early 20th century, as the railroad became a vital means of moving people and goods, trains and locomotives became the focus of some of the world's finest mechanical engineers and industrial designers. From this increased attention arose perhaps the most elegant land-based form of transportation in human history: the streamlined train. Relive their glory through magnificent photographs of these cars, which show both their elegant interiors and their graceful shapes speeding across the countryside. Here are the ever-more luxurious rolling accommodations for the discriminating traveler, with increasingly spacious sleeper cars and dining rooms that came to resemble those in four-star restaurants. Written and researched by a team of veteran transportation historians and illustrated with more than 175 black-and-white and full-color pictures, this tribute honors not only the dazzling passenger cars, but also the legendary designers, and presents the gorgeous promotional brochures and posters used to entice passengers.

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Pennsylvania Railroad in Indiana


Author: William J. Watt
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253337085
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 192
View: 7337
The Pennsylvania Railroad's keystone" once ranked among America's most widely-recognised corporate logos. The company's sleek trains attracted discriminating travellers during the golden age of rail passenger service. An economic powerhouse which for years qualified as the nation's largest industrial employer, the Pennsy set the pace in freight tonnage, ridership, excellence of service, and the fast schedules of its famous passenger runs. This unique railroad occupies an exceptional and enviable place in transportation history. Originally built to link the two most important cities in its home state, the Pennsy then captured wider territory - not with its own track gangs, but using an energetic bevy of operating executives, finance men, and lawyers who forged alliances with other railroads, bailed them out of financial trouble, amassed their securities, and then took over their routes. In large part it was the railroads that propelled Indiana out of its "Jeffersonian" agrarian outlook and into the robust capitalism of Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller. This is also the story of the growth of cities and industry along Indiana's Pennsy lines. The Pennsylvania Railroad was much more than a mere participant in this remarkable process. It often led the way. The railroad in time exerted a profound influence upon Indiana's economy. At its peak the Pennsy operated one-fourth of the state's rail mileage. Its corridors ranging west from Pittsburgh sliced across the Hoosier landscape, and altered the living habits of people who lived or worked near these heavily-utilised tracks. The Pennsylvania Railroad in Indiana captures the history of the Pennsy and its Indiana predecessor lines. Here we meet its famous passenger trains, the empire-builders who put down track later acquired by the Pennsy, its impact upon the state's economy, the railroad's contributions to Allied victory in World War II, and the post-war decline which led to merger into Penn Central. Wonderful photographs, advertising and promotional materials, and detailed maps resurrect its speedy passenger trains and heavy-tonnage freights, and show how it earned its slogan: "The Standard Railroad of the World."

    • Juvenile Fiction

Ugly Guide to the Uglyverse


Author: David Horvath,Sun-Min Kim
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780375936838
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 64
View: 3159
Describes the world of a group of monsters called the Uglydolls, including the shops, services, and everyday events in Uglytown.