American Railroad Journal Volume 2 1967-1968 Hard Cover 96 Pages
American Railroad Journal Volume 2 1967-1968 Hard Cover 96 Pages
American Railroad Journal Volume 2 1967-1968 Hard Cover 96 Pages
American Railroad Journal Volume 2 1967-1968 Hard Cover 96 Pages

American Railroad Journal Volume 2 1967-1968 Hard Cover 96 Pages

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American Railroad Journal Volume 2 1967-1968 Hard Cover 96 Pages
 
American Railroad Journal Volume 2 96 Pages  1967- 1968 Hard Cover Copyright 1969 96 pages
History for sale
The Janus A locomotive's history revised
The cable car in Grand Rapids
Commuting a century ago
The Railroad Tramp
Speed Run the fastest run ever made on the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern
South Park panorama Colorado's narrow gauge past
Railroad Logging on Arizona's Flagstaff Lumber Co
Index
The Janus, Cable Car in Grand Rapids, Commuting a century ago, the railroad Tramp, Speed Run on LS&MS, South PArk Panorama, Logging on Arizona's Flagstaff Lumber Co.  
ANY man who has reached 50 or more years can easily recall that in his boyhood the brave engineer was the hero of the age. Greater than baseball pitchers or Douglas Fairbanks was this man at the throttle. It was he who put the trains through on time, with drivers pounding, glorious whistles and bells sounding, and the triumphant hiss of escaping steam as the locomotive pulled into the station.
The U.S. railroads were built almost within the span of one man's lifetime. They hastened the westward movement and helped make this country a world power. Yet such has been the competition and government regulation these recent years that autos, trucks, buses, and airlines have threatened the railroad as a passenger carrying medium. In a few short years the Broadway Limited and Super Chief will pass into extinction like the steam locomotive.
When the merger of the Pennsylvania and New York Central railroads became a reality during January 1968, giving the green light to management to highball towards a profitable future of freight handling, millions of boys were growing up without ever having seen a steam locomotive or riding a passenger train.
Can it be that Casey Jones will be forgotten? That a generation will never know the thrill of the Wreck of Old 97, whose brave engineer was found with his hand on the throttle, scalded to death from steam?
A nation without a strong sense of history is like a man who has lost his memory. And for people to have this knowledge and appreciate their past, history must not be kept the captive of a handful of scholars, libraries, or rail historians who jealously guard the story of American railroading like rare documents. It must be kept alive and presented in the form of readable stories about real persons or as clearly told accounts of specific events rather than as a succession of dull, abstract themes.
This, then is the purpose of the American Railroad Journal: to make the intrinsically fascinating story of American railroading come to life for all times. We offer "History For Sale."

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