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Kansas City Southern In Color: The Era of Streamlined Hospitality 1940-1970: Jim Boyd

Kansas City Southern In Color: The Era of Streamlined Hospitality 1940-1970

Jim Boyd

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ISBN 10: 1582481075 / ISBN 13: 9781582481074
Published by Morning Sun Books, 2003
Condition: New Condition Hardcover
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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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Title: Kansas City Southern In Color: The Era of ...

Publisher: Morning Sun Books

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition:New Condition

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Book Type: book

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"Passenger and freight train operations are examined system wide on the KCS by former Railfan and Railroad Magazine editor Jim Boyd. Photography concentrates on the first and early second generations of diesels."

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