Union Pacific Railroad - Photo Archive: Passenger Trains of the City Fleet

Union Pacific Railroad - Photo Archive: Passenger Trains of the City Fleet

by John Kelly
     
 

On February 12, 1934, Union Pacific premiered the M-10000, the first lightweight, streamlined passenger train, calling it “Tomorrow’s Train Today.” The tiny brown-and-yellow speedster offered hope and promise for America’s future during the Great Depression. Later renamed City of Salina, the train was the beginning of Union Pacific’s

Overview


On February 12, 1934, Union Pacific premiered the M-10000, the first lightweight, streamlined passenger train, calling it “Tomorrow’s Train Today.” The tiny brown-and-yellow speedster offered hope and promise for America’s future during the Great Depression. Later renamed City of Salina, the train was the beginning of Union Pacific’s City Fleet of streamliners including the City of Los Angeles, City of San Francisco, City of Portland, City of Denver and Challenger, departing from Chicago and serving all the West. Union Pacific system map, timetables, travel brochures, and advertising are featured.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583882368
Publisher:
Enthusiast Books
Publication date:
06/15/2009
Series:
Photo Archive Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,155,945
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


John Kelly grew up in Eau Claire, Wisconsin where his father’s best friend was an engineer on the Chicago & North Western. John has been collecting railroad photos, timetables and dining car menus for over 20 years and has a large collection. In addition, he has written on railroad history for Trains magazine,Trains.com, Vintage Rails and Passenger Train Journal, and has authored a half dozen other photographic books on vintage trains. John lives in Madison, Wisconsin where he is employed by the Wisconsin Technical College system as a computer technician.

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