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Steel Rails and Silver Wings: The Lindbergh Line to the birth of TWA

Robert J. Serling and George H. Foster

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ISBN 10: 0961281499 / ISBN 13: 9780961281496
Published by Weekend Chief Publishing, 2006
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This book is about the formation of Transcontinental Air Transport, Inc. (forerunner to TWA), the emergence of air travel in the United States, and for awhile, the blending of air service with the dominant mode of the time, rail travel. More about the airline than the coordinated rail service, this book provides great insight into the early days of passenger aviation. Numerous photographs accompany the text. Most photographs are of the airline's equipment and personnel but also rail accommodations are presented. Includes a 6-page color section of ephemera relating to this service. Contents: Ch. 1. Gestation, pg. 2-17; Ch. 2. Shopping List, pg. 18-33; Ch. 3. A Period for Planning, pg. 34-61; Ch. 4. Takeoff, pg. 62-91; Ch. 5. Setback, pg. 92-107; Ch. 6. Comes the Revolution, pg. 108-119; Epilogue, pg. 120-125; Ephemera, pg. 126-131; Index, pg. 132-133; Photo Index, pg. 134; Acknowledgments and Bibliography, pg. 135-136; Fleet List, pg. 138. Weekend Chief Publishing, hardcover with jacket, 138 pages., 8.5 x 11 x .5 in., B&W photographs with color ephemera section. Bookseller Inventory # wec496

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Title: Steel Rails and Silver Wings: The Lindbergh ...

Publisher: Weekend Chief Publishing

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: New Condition

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Book Type: book

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Hardbound; 8.5 x 11; 144 pages; printed endpapers wiith color map; color dustjacket with painting by Grif Teller; many illustrations and period advertisements; color ephemera section. "This is the history of the brief collaboration between the Pennsylvania, the Santa Fe, and even the Norfolk and Western Railroads on transcontinental air transport. "Harken back to the period of the development of the Ford Trimotor airplane. In this earlier and less sophisticated era of airliner technology existed an unlikely partnership among competititve modes of transportation. "Rediscover Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart in their roles as public relations icons. This is a rail and air journey across America in the early part of the twenthieth century."

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