By Mark Wegman
Over the process 15 years, writer Mark Wegman researched unique railroad corporation drawings, files, or even paint chips to render a hundred and eighty colour profiles, entrance view, best perspectives, and inside layouts representing the steam, diesel, and electrical locomotives and the passenger vehicles of greater than forty of the main celebrated golden-age "name" trains around the nation.
Wegman's drawings are followed by means of histories of every teach and dozens of interval photos, postcards, menus, baggage stickers, and print advertisements. the result's a lavishly appointed trip again in time to the zenith of the USA passenger educate travel.
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American Passenger Trains and Locomotives Illustrated by Mark Wegman