Seaboard Air Line Passenger Service: The Streamlined Era

Seaboard Air Line Passenger Service: The Streamlined Era

by Larry Goolsby

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Seaboard Air Line Passenger Service: The Streamlined Era by Larry Goolsby

Before the coming of Amtrak in 1971, the Seaboard Air Line Railroad was long recognized as having some of the best long-distance passenger trains in the country. Billing itself as “the Route of Courteous Service” Seaboard took great pride in running trains that the public would like the first time and would want to ride again and again. This book focuses on the last decades of Seaboard’s existence. The 1930s through the late 1950s in particular witnessed many dramatic changes – the replacement of steam with diesels, the ascendancy of lightweight trains, and the last hurrah of the once-familiar local passenger train. This is a chronological account, although special treatment has been given to Seaboard’s lightweight trains, other named trains and locals.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780939487981
Publisher: TLC Publishing
Publication date: 03/17/2011
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Larry Goolsby is a southeastern railroad historian and author of two previous books, Atlantic Coast Line Passenger Service — The Postwar Years and Atlanta, Birmingham & Coast. He is a board member of the ACL & SAL Historical Society and edits the Society's quarterly magazine, Lines South. He works as legislative director for the American Public Human Services Association.

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