Title: Those Wonderful, Colorful & Exciting ...
Publisher: Midway Museum Pubns 1991-10-01
Publication Date: 1991
Book Condition: Good
1880545004 Softcover book that is a former library item with typical library markings. There is some overall reader wear to exterior, however, book remains in good readable condition. All text is clean throughout. Fast shipping!. Bookseller Inventory # JF674154
Synopsis: 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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