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Title:
Burlington's Zephyrs
Author:
Zimmermann, Karl.
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Publication Information:
St. Paul, MN : MBI Pub., [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
156 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780760318560
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This authoritative, illustrated history of the Zephyr fleet examines the trains, their motive power and landmark streamlined designs, rolling stock (including the Vista-Dome, generally considered the first successful dome car), and services. Dozens of black-and-white archival images and period color photographs depict Zephyrs along routes throughout the Midwest, Rocky Mountains, Pacific Coast, and Texas, as well as Burlington uniforms, dinnerware, stations and terminals, and interior views of cars. In the process, the book provides a dramatic visual account of train travel's decline throughout the century. Also featured are period advertisements, and route maps, timetables, and menus.