Burlington Zephyrs Photo Archive: America's Distinctive Trains

By: "Kelly, John"

Price: $39.95

Quantity: 17 available

Number of photos: 122 illustrations


"Burlington Zephyrs Photo Archive: America’s Distinctive Trains

By John Kelly. With declining passenger revenues Burlington President Ralph Budd realized something unique was needed to lure passengers back to train travel. The result was the Zephyr.

The Zephyr’s appeal during the Great Depression was tremendous, its sleek lines and streamline design was the beginning of a styling revolution. In 1934, the only real hope was the future and the future was the Zephyr. A Burlington Superintendent best summed the Zephyr experience in these words, ''You would first notice a speck of stainless-steel emerging out of the distant haze. Then in spectacular fashion it would flash by, a mass of shimmering steel, traveling a hundred miles an hour and within seconds vanish again in the distance.'' Featured in high quality photos and descriptive captions the Burlington Zephyrs are shown in a variety of scenic, rural and urban settings. Also included are vintage brochures, timetables, postcards and ads."

Title: Burlington Zephyrs Photo Archive: America's Distinctive Trains

Author Name: "Kelly, John"

Illustrator: 10216AP

Categories: Streamliners, Iconografix,

Publisher: Iconografix: 2004

ISBN Number: 1583881247

ISBN Number 13: 9781583881248

Binding: Softbound

Number of photos: 122 illustrations

Book Condition: New

Number of pages: 126 pages

Availability: In Stock

Dimensions: 10.25'' x 8.5''

Seller ID: 10216

Keywords: 1-58388-124-7