Show Trains of the 20th Century
By (author) Fred Dahlinger
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Show Trains of the 20th Century by Fred Dahlinger
Book DescriptionShow trains were once a common sight across America, transporting their mysterious cargo from town to town. Now the enchantment of show trains is beautifully captured for all to enjoy. Rare photographs presented by the Circus World Museum in Baraboo, Wisconsin, display the unusual construction and exotic cargo of show trains. Witness all types of eye-popping traveling show cars including carnival trains, minstrel show cars, Uncle Tom's Cabin show cars, whale and other animal show cars. -Step right up- and see them for yourself!
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781583880302
(215mm x 260mm x 10mm)
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Fred Dahlinger
Circus, Hardback (May 2016)
The American circus was the largest show-biz industry the world had ever seen from the mid-1800s to mid-1900s. This book sheds fresh light on the circus phenomenon. With photographic gems of early circus performers, as well as original posters, lightographs, sideshow banners and engravings from the 16th-19th centuries.
Circus, 1870-1950, Hardback (October 2010)
From the mid-1800s to mid-1900s, traveling American circuses performed for audiences of up to 14,000 per show and crisscrossed the country on 20,000 miles of railroad in one season alone. The circus offered young Americans the dream of adventure and reinvention. This book helps readers experience the legend of the American circus in all its glory.
Circus Kings, Paperback (September 2008)
Through the early twentieth century, the Ringling Brothers created a spectacle like no one had ever seen. Yet what most people do not know is that events behind the scenes rivaled the excitement and intrigue of the center ring. This book tells the story behind 'The Greatest Show on Earth'.
Ringlingville USA, Paperback (October 2004)» View all books by Fred Dahlinger
This is the story of seven brothers who started with next to nothing and became the most famous circus family ever known. This history of the Ringling Circus recounts the hard work, business savvy, and entrepreneurship of the Ringling Brothers.
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Author Biography - Fred Dahlinger
Bruce Nelson has worked in the transportation industry since graduating from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. Following more than 25 years of service with the Chicago Transit Authority, where he worked his way up through the ranks to the position of general manager, he is now employed by Parsons Brinckerhoff, an international engineering consulting firm. His interests include photography, music performance and the study of American history. He has authored many articles on transportation-related subjects for a variety of publications, and his photographs have appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines and history books. A lifelong resident of northeastern Illinois, Bruce lives in Chicago with his wife, Jennifer.
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