Dream Trains #2 Classic Trains Special Collector's ed Best streamliners 1946-56

Dream Trains #2 Classic Trains Special Collector's ed Best streamliners 1946-56

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Dream Trains #2 Classic Trains Special Collector's ed Best streamliners 1946-56
 
Dream Trains #2 Classic Trains Special Collector's ed Best streamliners 1946-56
106 Pages   
Contents
8 UPs Other City Streamliner Joe Welsh
The first one to go daily, the City of St. Louis still suffered in
the shadow of its Overland Route siblings
18 Units: An Engineer's Experiences  Craig Willett
From trackside admiration to on-the-job evaluation, EMD's sleek passenger units exceeded expectations
22 Budd's Dream Factory  Peter A. Hansen
The plant on Red Lion Road in Philadelphia was a roaring success-until postwar passenger-car orders dried up
32 Seaboard's Sun-Lounge Cars  Joe Welsh
Three unique sleeper-lounges brought some rays of Florida sunshine to the tight clearances of the Northeast
36 Pride of the B&O  Bob Withers
Created in Baltimore & Ohio's own shops, the Cincinnatian
enjoyed a long career on two routes
46 The Loss of the California Zephyr  G. R. "Dick" Green
An insider's account: Why Western Pacific led the fight to drop the West's ultimate dream train
52 Keeping up the CZ's Quality  Harold Meeker
As my financially strapped employer, WP, tried to survive, I was charged with helping make sure Zephyr service stayed high
56 Dream Trains Photo Gallery
A mostly color look at 16 roads' top passenger trains, from coast to coast, Olympian Hi to Powhatan Arrow to Crusader
68 Dome-Car Differences  Kevin J. Holland
From Astra to Vista and beyond, 236 distinctive cars, born of a GM official's vision, offered the best seats in the house
78 Why This Budd's for Me  J. David Ingles
On riding upstairs, for half a century, and how, since 1971, Amtrak and others have continued the tradition
84 The Dream Trains That Weren't  Geoffrey H. Doughty
Thanks in part to prodding by Robert R. Young, the railroads experimented with a variety of ultra-lightweight trains
98 Dueling Diners  Karl Zimmermann
Twin-unit cars on NYC's 20th Century and PRR's Broadway
provided ample room to enjoy delicious meals

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