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Twilight of the Great Trains (Hardcover)

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In the years following World War II, a potent combination of newprosperity, a renewed love affair with the automobile, improved highways, and theavailability of commercial air travel contributed to the dwindling number of railtravelers. By the 1960s, rail passenger service had become an endangered species inan unfriendly environment. Fred W. Frailey recounts the demise of the pre-Amtrakpassenger train in Twilight of the Great Trains. Drawing upon a lifetime ofexperience as a reporter and editor, Frailey uncovers the reasons behind thedisappearance of these great trains and explains how 11 railroad systems withstoodor welcomed, fought or embraced the inevitable decline of their passenger services.Stimulating and informative, this book offers a behind-the-scenes look at one of themost challenging eras in American railroad history.


Publisher Indiana Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780253354778
SKU 211534532
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0253354773
Release Date 8/1/2010
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0216
Publisher Indiana University Press
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