Chicago Postwar Passenger and Commuter Trains

byJohn Kelly

Paperback | April 1, 2012

Chicago Postwar Passenger and Commuter Trains by John Kelly
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In 1948, Chicago was the gathering place of 22 railroads, seven belt and switching roads, eight industrial railroads and three electric lines. Track was everywhere as passenger trains and commuter trains crowded the approaches to the terminals near the Loop that is Chicago, undisputed railroad capital of the world. Chicago Passenger Trains & Commuter Trains captures the spirit and challenges of the post-World War II era, as streamlined passenger trains arrived and departed from Chicago’s six celebrated stations during the pinnacle years of intercity train service. Welcome aboard as we ride those grand trains of the 1950s and 1960s into their twilight years and transition into Amtrak’s “Rainbow era.” Vintage and color photography, terminal and commuter maps, train brochures, postcards and tickets are featured. Nice color and vintage scenes for modelers.

Title:Chicago Postwar Passenger and Commuter TrainsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:128 pages, 8.5 X 10 X 0.25 inShipping dimensions:128 pages, 8.5 X 10 X 0.25 inPublished:April 1, 2012Publisher:Enthusiast BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:158388291X

ISBN - 13:9781583882917

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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