Well-done pictorial history of the carnival trains that once criss-crossed the country. Discusses the difference between circus and carnivals, including in the makeup of their trains, and then has chapters on gilly shows, passenger cars, excursion trains, flat cars, stock and baggage cars, dining cars, sleeping cars, private cars, life on the showtrain, loading and unloading, well-known shows, the problems with rail transportation, and the role of train masters and general agents. Includes chronological list of circuses that ran trains as well as the make-up of two circus trains with description of what went on each flat car. Has an entire chapter on train wrecks (with photos) including a chronological list. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos. 120 pages.
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Book Description Midway Museum Pubns, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111880545004
Book Description Midway Museum Pubns, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1880545004