Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: This authoritative history of the 20th Century Limited from 1902 to its 1967 demise examines the train; its steam, electric, and diesel motive power; and its swank passenger cars, services, and amenities. The Century was a train of magnates and movie stars, with a red carpet rolled out for departure from Chicago to New York City. With the finest of food in the diner and a full array of amenities - barber, secretary, shower, maid - the 20th Century Limited set the standards against which all other passenger trains would be measured. This book tells the complete story of this extraordinary train, from its illustrious beginning in the days of opulent wooden cars through its demise in the era of passenger-train cutbacks that lead to the formation of Amtrak.
From the Publisher:
· Over 150 black and white archival images and period color photographs depict the train along its route.
· Archival photography features advertisements, dinnerware and menus, route maps, and interior views of cars.
· Provides a dramatic visual account of train travel development throughout the century.
· In the history of American railroading, no train stands taller than the 20th Century Limited.
Title: 20th Century Limited (Great Trains)
Publisher: MBI Publishing Company
Book Condition: VERY GOOD
Book Description Andover Junction Publications, 2002. hardcover. Book Condition: New Condition. This is a professional look at one of America's most famous passenger trains. In the history of American railroading, no train stands taller than the 20th Century Limited, New York Central's famous flagship that plied the 'Water Level Route' between Chicago and New York from 1902 until 1967. This book tells the complete story of this extraordinary train, from its illustrious beginning in the days of opulent wooden cars through its demise in the era of passenger-train cutbacks. Along the way, this chronicle recounts the Century's operation in multiple sections (as many as seven in one direction) in the 1920s and 30s, when it ran with heavyweight Pullmans, as well the streamline era, ushered in with industrial designer Henry Dreyfuss' elegant train of 1938. The Century was a train of magnates and movie stars, with a red carpet rolled out for departure from Chicago to New York. With the finest of food in the diner and a full array of amenities: barber, secretary, shower, and maid the 20th Century Limited set the standards against which all other passenger trains would be measured. More then 200 photographs and illustration, including dozens of black-and-white archival images, and period Color photographs, as well as dinnerware, menus, advertisements, route maps, and interior views provide a dramatic visual account of the most famous of all passenger trains. Contents: Foreword, pp. 9-14; Ch. 1: Riding the Greatest Train Ever Made, pp. 15-28; Ch. 2: The Early Years, pp. 29-40; Ch. 3: Abundant Centuries: The Heavyweight Years, pp. 41-66; Ch. 4: Henry Dreyfuss' Elegant Streamliner, pp. 67-96; Ch. 5: The Final Flowering, pp. 97-126; Ch. 6: The Great Steel Fleet, pp. 127-142; Ch. 7: Other Fleets: The Competition, pp. 143-150; Epilogue, pp. 151-155, Index, pg. 156. Andover Junction Publications, hardcover with dust jacket, 156 pages, 9 x 11 x .75 in., B&W plus Color photographs and illustrations. book. Bookseller Inventory # ajp227
Book Description Motorbooks International, 2002. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 156pp.; black & white and colour ills.; top and bottom of spine shows some wear but text is in excellent condition; heavy book requiring extra postage; selling for Oxfam Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 015418
Book Description Osceola, WI: MBI., 2002. Lex.-8°. 156 S., durchgehend zum Teil farbige Abbildungen, Pappband (Stempel auf Nachsatz; gut erhalten) (=Railroad color history). Bookseller Inventory # 56675BB
Book Description MBI Publishing Company, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000842279
Book Description Motorbooks International 18/11/2002, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Some very light marks to the jacket. The book is clean and readable throughout, a decent copy. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 002304-3
Book Description MBI Publishing Company, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Book and Dust Jacket in Good Condition. Reasonable wear. Still very usable. Clean mark-free interior! SHIPS WITHIN 24 HOURS! Tracking Provided. DHL processing & USPS delivery for an average of 3-5 Day Standard & 2-3 Day Expedited! FREE INSURANCE! Fast & Personal Support! Careful Packaging. No Hassle, Full Refund Return Policy!. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000660515
Book Description Hardcover Nov 18, 2002. Book Condition: Used: Good. Ex-library book, usual markings. Hardback with dust cover. Clean text, sound binding. Quick dispatch from UK seller. Bookseller Inventory # X03_1551_DE_01/17
Book Description Book Condition: good. 1039 Gramm. Bookseller Inventory # M00760314225-G
Book Description MBI Publishing Company, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0760314225
Book Description MBI Publishing Company 2003-01-02, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. 0760314225. Bookseller Inventory # 558810