Twilight of the Great Trains: Expanded Edition

Fred W. Frailey
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Get a behind-the-scenes look at the decline of the passenger service in the years following World War II.
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See why the passenger service declined in the years following World War II in this expanded and updated edition.

Fred W. Frailey recounts how 11 railroad systems handled the inevitable demise of the pre-Amtrak passenger train due to the newly built highways, automobiles and the rise of commercial air travel. 

Author: Fred W. Frailey
Size: 8.76" x 11.2"
Pages: 216
Table of Contents

Introduction: The View from 1960

What Passenger Problem?  Kansas City Southern

All Hail the "City of Everywhere": Union Pacific

Spoiler: Southern Pacific

The True Believers: Santa Fe

Katy Did: Missouri-Kansas-Texas

Missouri Pacific's Mr. Clean: Missouri Pacific

Zephyrs against a Head Wind: Burlington / Northern Pacific / Great Northern

Southern's Hospitality: Southern Railway

Most Likely to Succeed: Atlantic Cost Line / Seaboard Air Line

Chessie's Last Stand: Baltimore & Ohio / Chesapeake & Ohio

Twilight Limiteds: New York Central / Pennsylvania / New Haven

America's Main Street: Illinois Central

The End (and the New Beginning): Amtrak


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