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Streamline Era
Robert C Reed
Golden West
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2018-10-05 00:00:00
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8 1/2 x 11 - Hardbound, 298 pages, 500 illustrations, color plates, complete list of streamliners, bibliography, and index. "The streamline style, which began by rounding corners of immobile objects, ushered in the moderne across America in the 1930s. Railroads decided to streamline with the coming of the diesel locomotive. Featured is the influence of designers such as Cret, Dreyfus, Bel Geddes, Kuhler, and Lowey. "The evolution of semi-streamlining took place as depression-poor railroads attempted to modernize. The coming of Burlington's Zephyr started a mad dash by America's railroads to streamline passenger trains. There is also a chapter on streamlining of trains around-the-world."