Trains Magazine 1953 February Trains & Travel Efficiency plus
Trains Magazine 1953 February Trains & Travel Efficiency plus

Trains Magazine 1953 February Trains & Travel Efficiency plus

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Trains Magazine 1953 February Trains & Travel Efficiency plus
Trains    February 1953   Vol 13 No 4  Back cover has a small tear
Railroad news and editorial comment. By David P. Morgan.6
Flip two levers, push a button.----12                                                      
Four thousand tons of freight responds to the touch of a dispatcher's hand to his C.T.C. machine.
The wild ride of Death Valley Scotty. By Wallace W. Abbey.14                                            
He had a lust for speed and $5500 to hire a special Santa Fe train. The ride he got from Los Angeles to Chicago went down in history!
He didn't know it couldn't be done. By Nancy Ford.-18                                          
Merle J. Reynolds knew nothing about dining-car deficits. But what he learned is saving the Rock Island thousands yearly.
What's in a number? ------22                                          
Canadian National 9000 k a modern diesel with the number of the engine that started the trend back in 1928.
The road of efficiency plus. By Wallace W. Abbey.-24                                                       
The Peoria & Eastern is a small railroad compared to its parent New York Central - but only in size!
Famous steam locomotives:                                                                                                                
The engine that lived up to its name.--26                                                                 
The first Texas-type was a notable locomotive for a notable state.
Photo section.-------29                                   
Nineteen pages of the best photos of railroading.
Notable feats of railroad engineering:                                                                                      
Samson of the Cimarron. By Wallace W. Abbey-48                                                                                                           
No longer does the Cimarron River present a barrier to the Rock Island in western Kansas.
Do some short lines make too much money?--50                                        
The pro and con of the status of the industrial short line is argued by two authorities.
Once upon the Pennsy. Compiled by Frederick Westing.-52                                      
The Pennsylvania Railroad of years past comes to life in a series of rare pictures.

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