The definitive text on the Streamliner Era on the Union Pacific. The book is arranged in two main parts, a chronological history of the streamliners from the very first "City of Salina" to the decline to Amtrak and a second part that describes the equipment used on the streamlined trains of the UP. The book is well illustrated with B&W photos of trains and equipment. The illustrations include such details as views of the trucks in the shops and cars during construction. There is a chapter on the braking system used on these trains. There is also a human side chapter about the maintainers who rode the early trains to keep the new diesels running, the train heated and cooled and maintain the schedules. The "Forty Niner" and the "Treasure Island Special" trains are also included in the history section. Third Printing 1980 Kratville Publications. Numbered 2768. Large heavy book. DW has minor nicks and now protected by transparent film cover. Sunning to spine. Corners bumped. Scattered foxing to endpapers. Binding tight. Inside good condition. O8-G8Q5-H8YY
The Union Pacific Streamliners (Ranks)
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