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Santa Fe Chiefs (Great Passenger Trains)

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    Bill Yenne
Like lightning flashing across the desert sky, the Chief streaks by, resplendent in its -warbonnet+ livery. This splendid illustrated history of the Santa Fe Railroad+s flagship passenger trains carries readers back to an era of luxury travel on America+s rails-when movie stars and moguls booked their places on the Chief for the 40-hour trip from Chicago to Los Angeles-faster even than Amtrak+s Southwest Chief today. The story of America+s most celebrated passenger train, the nation+s first diesel-powered streamliner-from its first run in 1936 to its takeover by Amtrak in 1971-also includes coverage of the Santa Fe+s other Chiefs, including the Texas and San Francisco. A wealth of photographs accompany Bill Yenne+s authoritative account-pictures of the powerful engines and Pullman sleepers, the famous Turquoise Room and Pleasure Dome lounge cars, the terminals and stations, uniforms and dinnerware, advertisements, menus, and route maps-all coming together to create a dramatic visual account of train travel at its height.  
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  • PDF | 160 pages
  • Bill Yenne
  • Motorbooks International
  • Unknown
  • 3
  • History
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