The Golden Age of American Rail Travel (2016). Editor: Robert S. McGonigal In GREAT TRAINS EAST, a talented variety of authors explores the great passenger trains that roamed the land east of the Mississippi River. This 122-page, large-format collector's edition recalls the era when fleets of colorful streamliners snaked through the mountains, valleys and farmland of the Eastern United States. Their exciting stories are told in thirteen absorbing articles, which include such noteworthy trains as the 20th Century Limited, Broadway Limited, flying Yankee, the Silver Meteor, the Merchants Limited, the Powhatan Arrow, the Crescent Limited, the Blue Comet, Royal Blue and more! -- all the great passenger trains of the Golden Age of passenger train travel!
Explore the golden age of railroad travel in America’s busiest region: the East, mostly the Atlantic Corridor from Montreal and Bangor to Miami, but also westward to Chicago and New Orleans.
These feature articles originally appeared in Trains Magazine in the years spanning 1942 to 1962, twenty years of insight into passenger train travel east of the Mississippi River, specifically the Eastern Seaboard, in the 1950's, all completely redesigned and complimented with a series of two-page photo-spreads that turns the spotlight on these historical relics of a bygone era. GREAT TRAINS EAST is packed with illustrations, sumptuous views depicted in vintage black and white photographs and contemporary color prints, which are themselves historical. It's a nice mix that well becomes the presentation.
GREAT TRAINS EAST presents a great idea that is thoughtfully carried out by the editors and the contributors. It is judiciously arranged to bring out the best of these great trains. Such a tasteful presentation in the compact, inexpensive magazine format is a triumph of journalism. The inspired work is handy, portable and immanently readable or, when time is short, readily available for a quiet perusal.