Title: Kansas City Southern In Color: The Era of ...
Publisher: Morning Sun Books
Publication Date: 2003
Book Condition: New
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Kansas City Southern In Color: The Era of Streamlined Hospitality 1940-1970 by Jim Boyd. Kansas City Southern was one of the first railroads to operate a real non-articulated diesel-powered streamliner when it introduced the Southern Belle in 1940. Over the next 30 years the image and spirit of Streamlined Hospitality defined the railroad. The KCS and L&A (Louisiana and Arkansas) were created, merged and operated by men with strong ideas and personalities. It was never a conformist, heading south when everyone else was scrambling westward and embracing the concept of long, slow freights when everyone else was focusing on high speed service. The KCS should have been a dead duck by the 1970s, but it made its way to the 21st century as a major independent player in the railroad merger game. Its most colorful era, however, were those 3 fascinating decades illustrated herein. Even though this is an In Color book, there are a number of B&W steam and diesel photographs in addition to color photographs. Also included are maps and timetable reproductions plus more text than commonly seen in Morning Sun titles. Contents: A Tale of Three Railroads: The KCS, LR&N and L&A, pp. 6-23; KCS Steam Power, pp. 24-27; Dieselizing the KCS, The Southern Belle, New Geeps, pp. 28-77; A New Generation (Diesels), pp. 78-96; The Last Colorful Decade, pp. 97-122; The Future Looks Gray, pp. 123-128. Morning Sun Books, hardcover with dust jacket, 128 pages, 8.5 x 11 x .5 in., all color photographs with captions. Bookseller Inventory # msb1186
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