Author Name "Kelly, John"
Title Chicago Postwar Passenger & Commuter Trains
Number of photos 143 illustrations
Book Condition New
Number of pages 128 pages
Dimensions 10.25'' x 8.5''
Publisher Iconografix 2012
ISBN Number 158388291X / 9781583882917
Availability In Stock
Seller ID 10382
"In 1948, Chicago was the gathering place of 22 railroads, seven belt and switching roads, eight industrial railroads and three electric lines. Track was everywhere as passenger trains and commuter trains crowded the approaches to the terminals near the Chicago Loop, undisputed railroad capital of the world. Chicago Passenger Trains & Commuter Trains captures the spirit and challenges of the post-World War II era, as streamlined passenger trains arrived and departed from Chicago's six celebrated stations during the pinnacle years of intercity train service. Vintage photographs show powerful diesel locomotives in Art Deco paint schemes leading modern coaches, sleepers, diners, observation cars and heavyweight cars of the foremost eastern trains, connecting in Chicago with the famous western trains. "