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Pennsylvania Railroad by Mike Schafer
Book DescriptionThis book traces the history of one of the most powerful and influential railroads in America's History - a railroad called 'a nation unto itself' by fortune magazine. Rail historian Mike Schaefer examines this mighty railroads into a twentieth-century transport giant. Both colour and black-and-white photographs and period ads illustrate the railroad's many facets, including both it's passenger and freight operations, as well as its motive power through the decades. There is an epilogue that details the legacy left by the Pennsy after its 1968 merger.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780760329306
(270mm x 210mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Voyageur Press Inc
Publisher: Voyageur Press Inc
Publish Date: 25-Sep-2009
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Mike Schafer
Complete Book of North American Railroading, Hardback (June 2009)
Offers a tour of the railways' inroads into the economy, society, and culture on America. With over 400 historic and modern photographs and period advertisements, this book takes readers back to the birth of the railroads, and then travels through the 'Golden Age' from 1900 to 1950.
Classic American Railroads, Hardback (September 1996)» View all books by Mike Schafer
Classic American Railroads is a beautiful tribute to the golden age of railroading in America. Focusing on the years between WWII and the decline of rail travel in the 1970s, 16 of the most-remembered railroads and their finest equipment are featured in 200 original color and black and white photos.
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Author Biography - Mike Schafer
Mike Schlafer is a long-time rail photographer and the author of several books on North American Railroads and motive power. Brian Solomon is one of today's most accomplished railway historians. He has authored more than 30 books on railroads and writers for Trains, Railway Age, Passenger Train Journal, and Rail News.
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