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The Train of Tomorrow (Railroads Past and Present)

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Publisher Comments:

The Train Of Tomorrow was a concept train built by General Motors to promote the sales of diesel locomotives by its Electro-Motive Division. It featured a newly crafted dome car, the brainchild of Cyrus R. Osborn, general manager of EMD at the time. Completed in 1947, the four-car train became a postwar symbol of American know-how and promised a bright future for the railroads. That same year the train began a 28-month tour of the United States and Canada, and then was sold to the Union Pacific, which put the cars into daily service. In the mid-1960s, the cars were sold for scrap and believed lost. This book restores the Train Of Tomorrow to its rightful place in history. It includes nearly 200 photographs, drawings, and documents, as well as the diary kept during its inaugural tour.

Synopsis:

Complete history of the Train Of Tomorrow from concept to rescue

About the Author

Ric Morgan is a speaker, writer, and photographer. He lives in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Table of Contents

<FMO>Contents<\>

Foreword by Roger Smith

Preface

Acknowledgments

Part 1. The History of the Train Of Tomorrow

1. "If They Could See What I See..."

<INDENT>The First Dome Cars

2. The $100,000 Model Train

<INDENT>Early Design Ideas

3. Excuse the Dust: Astra Dome under Construction

4. Something for Everyone to See

<INDENT>News of the Day

<INDENT>The Blue Goose

<INDENT>The Chicago Railroad Fair

5. For Sale: One Train

6. Going to Work

7. Life after Death

<INDENT>Ogden Union Station

Part 2. The Train Of Tomorrow Inside and Out

8. Locomotive 765

9. Star Dust

10. Sky View

11. Dream Cloud

12. Moon Glow

Appendix A. The Diary

Appendix B. Technical Information

Glossary

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253348425
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Author:
Morgan, Ric
Subject:
History
Subject:
Engineering - General
Subject:
Railroads - History
Subject:
Train of Tomorrow (Passenger train) - History
Subject:
Dome cars (Railroads) - United States -
Subject:
Engineering-General Engineering
Subject:
History; Railroads and Transportation
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Railroads Past and Present
Publication Date:
20070411
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
189 bandw photos, 18 figures
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
11.08 x 8.77 x 0.81 in

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