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Pennsylvania Railroad (MBI Railroad Color History)

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Publisher Comments:

The Pennsylvania Railroad is truly an icon of American transportation and, indeed, of American business. This illustrated history examines the evolution of the mighty “Pennsy” from a disparate group of early horse-car lines into a twentieth-century transportation giant sprawling across 10,000 route miles in 13 of the nation’s most populous states.

From humble beginnings in the 1800s, the Pennsylvania Railroad grew into a railroad that Fortune magazine called “a nation unto itself.” It owned its own shops, coal mines, hotels, communications system, and power plants, not to mention hundreds of depots (including the famous Penn Station in Manhattan), thousands of passenger cars, tens of thousands of freight cars, and a vast fleet of steam, electric, and diesel locomotives. Color and black-and-white photographs and period ads illustrate the railroad’s many facets, including its passenger and freight operations, as well as its motive power through the decades. Though the Pennsy was merged out of existence in 1968, an epilogue details the PRR legacies that survive on today’s modern railroad scene.

Synopsis:

An illustrated history of one of the most powerful, influential railroads in American history, from a collection of horse car lines to a 20th-century transportation giant.

Synopsis:

From humble beginnings in the 1800s, the Pennsylvania Railroad grew into a railroad that Fortune magazine called “a nation unto itself.” Rail historians Mike Schafer and Brian Solomon provide a colorful and nostalgic look back at the Pennsy and all of its operations through 1968, the year it was merged out of existence. An authoritative text is accompanied by more than 150 evocative photographs, promotional materials, and postcards that transport readers back to the heyday of railroading. In addition, an epilogue traces the Pennsy legacies that survive on today’s modern railroad scene.

About the Author

Mike Schafer is the former art director and editor of Passenger Train Journal and Prototype Modeler, as well as the author or co-author of several rail books. Mike and his dog Archie reside in a house next to BNSF’s busy Twin Cities main line in a small town outside Chicago.

 

Brian Solomon is one of today’s most accomplished railway historians. He has authored more than 30 books about railroads and motive power, and his writing and photography have been featured in the world’s top railfan publications, including Trains, Railway Age, Passenger Train Journal, and RailNews. He divides his time between Massachusetts and Ireland.

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780760329306
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Subject:
Railroads - Pictorial
Author:
Solomon, Brian
Author:
Schafer, Mike
Subject:
Pennsylvania Railroad
Subject:
Railroads - History
Subject:
Railroads -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Railroads - General
Subject:
broadway limited
Subject:
the pennsy
Subject:
PRR
Edition Description:
First
Series:
MBI Railroad Color History
Publication Date:
20090318
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100 color and 50 b/w photos
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
10.63 x 8.25 in 2.06 lb

Related Subjects

Transportation » Railroads » General
Transportation » Railroads » North America
Transportation » Railroads » Pictorials

Pennsylvania Railroad (MBI Railroad Color History)
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Product details 160 pages Voyageur Press (MN) - English 9780760329306 Reviews:
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An illustrated history of one of the most powerful, influential railroads in American history, from a collection of horse car lines to a 20th-century transportation giant.

"Synopsis" by ,

From humble beginnings in the 1800s, the Pennsylvania Railroad grew into a railroad that Fortune magazine called “a nation unto itself.” Rail historians Mike Schafer and Brian Solomon provide a colorful and nostalgic look back at the Pennsy and all of its operations through 1968, the year it was merged out of existence. An authoritative text is accompanied by more than 150 evocative photographs, promotional materials, and postcards that transport readers back to the heyday of railroading. In addition, an epilogue traces the Pennsy legacies that survive on today’s modern railroad scene.

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