PASSENGER CARS #3 SOLARIUMS, SLEEPERS, INSPECTION CARS

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Hal Carstens 123 pages softcover

This volume is dedicated to documenting the develoment of lightweight streamlined extra-fare accomodation and special purpose passenger carsin operation during the post-war 'Golden Age' of rail travel until the twilight of independent railroad passenger service. Spanning the years from 1936 when the first lightweight sleepers were introduced until the inauguration of Amtrak, this collection of photographs, plans and commentary covers the period of rail travel when 'half the fun of going was getting there'. Over 120 photographs.