In this two-volume set, the authors seek to describe, in words and pictures, the elegance and charm of travel by rail in the United States. Their perspective is from that of rolling innkeepers, as they describe these "resort hotels on wheels."

 

Volume 1 in this two volume survey of America's major railroads covers the Alton, the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, the Baltimore & Ohio, the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, the Erie, the Florida East Coast, the Great Northern, the Illinois Central, the Kansas City Southern, the Lehigh Valley, Missouri-Kansas-Texas, the New Haven, and the New York Central. The book focuses on long distance luxury passenger travel, reveling in the beauty of the locomotives and the Pullman cars as well as appreciative of the changes that made them ever more deluxe as time passed. Illustrated throughout with over 800 illustrations, including drawings, black and white as well as color photos and 5 paintings by Howard L. Fogg, noted railroad artist. 465 pages.  The dust jacket on volume 1 was torn and repaired.  See photo for details.  

 

Volume 2 covers the Northern Pacific, Norfolk & Western, the Pennsylvania Railroad, the Southern Pacific, the Missouri Pacific, the Wabash, the Union Pacific, as well as several others. With 750 illustrations, 5 of which are in color, and with 2 paintings by Howard Fogg.

 

Both books are in good condition, with tight binding, dust jackets in tact, no torn pages.  One book was sampled with CUMBERLAND SOUTHERN RY.  

 

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The Trains We Rode | Vintage Hardcover Book | Vol 1 & 2 | © 1965

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