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Amtrak

Author: Brian Solomon
Publisher: St. Paul, MN : MBI, 2004.
Series: MBI railroad color history.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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This pictorial history is only the second of its kind to trace the 30-plus-year history of Amtrak, beginning with a look at the rise and fall of privately run passenger train service followed by a look at Amtraks infant stage from 1971 through 1976. Also examined is the period from 1976 to 1991, when Amtrak finally established an image, buying new equipment and refurbished old and grew its ridership despite a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Solomon
ISBN: 0760317658 9780760317655
OCLC Number: 56490949
Description: 160 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 28 cm.
Contents: Railroading: the way forward. --
Amtrak in modern times. --
Locomotives. --
Passenger cars. --
Self-propelled trains.
Series Title: MBI railroad color history.
Responsibility: Brian Solomon.
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This pictorial history is only the second of its kind to trace the 30-plus-year history of Amtrak, beginning with a look at the rise and fall of privately run passenger train service followed by a look at Amtraks infant stage from 1971 through 1976. Also examined is the period from 1976 to 1991, when Amtrak finally established an image, buying new equipment and refurbished old and grew its ridership despite a severely limited budget. Modern and period color photos illustrate such aspects of Amtrak as its motive power, including the high-speed Acela Express; its diverse array of rolling stock and equipment, famous long-distance trains past and present; short-haul corridors. Against all odds, the passenger train survives in the United States. The formation of Amtrak in 1971 heralded the end of privately operated passenger train service and ushered in an era of intercity train travel financed on a budget that has vacillated between the virtually non-existent and the barely adequate.

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