Experience the heyday of passenger trains all over again.
in the late 1930s in North America, the new streamlined, lightweight
passenger equipment was being designed by a number of companies
including Pullman Standard, American Car and Foundry and the Budd
Company (to name a few). After being sidetracked by WWII, new
streamlined passenger equipment came rolling off the assembly lines.
Trains, such as the Great Northern's Empire Builder, once equipped with
heavy weight cars, became a new generation of streamliners. The new
streamlined cars soon became mixed with the heavy weight cars', creating
some rather interesting consists. Photos, drawings and detailed
captions document the huge variety of passenger cars in operations from
the 1940s into the days of Amtrak. Includes information such as
dimensions, passenger-seating capacities, heating and air-conditioning
systems, and the types of train services. Long-time railroad author Pat
Dorin puts all the various types of passenger equipment and designs into
perspective. Even model railroaders are sure to glean new ideas for
their modeling projects.