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  • The Metroliners. Trains That Changed The Course Of American Rail Travel (Goldberg)

America’s fastest passenger trains were developed through an innovative high-speed rail program that spanned more than forty years. For two generations of rail travelers, “Metroliner” evoked an image of speed and convenience. Conceived when the future of U.S. rail travel was in doubt, Metroliner captured the public’s attention and arguably led Congress to create Amtrak. The Metroliners tells the story of the development, marketing, and operational challenges, all of which led to the train becoming the most-used travel mode in the busy corridor between New York and Washington. Authored by industry insiders, The Metroliners follows the story from the turbulent 1960s to the development and introduction of Acela in the 21st century.

Chapter 1: Laying the Foundation

Chapter 2: Testing and Development

Chapter 3: The Penn Central Years

Chapter 4: The Early Amtrak Years

Chapter 5: From NECIP to New York Air

Chapter 6: Metroliner Meets the Challenge

Chapter 7: A Northeastern Institution

Chapter 8: Metroliner Away from Home

Chapter 9: Seeking the Next Generation

Chapter 10: Enter Acela, Exit Metroliner



1969 Metroliner Press Release

Metroliner Chronology

Metroliner Roster

Equipment Notes

Service Notes

White River Productions 2016.  New PB.  124p.  NOS-MET-LNS

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The Metroliners. Trains That Changed The Course Of American Rail Travel (Goldberg)

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