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Way of the Zephyrs Postwar
Geoffrey Doughty
TLC Publishing
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2005-06-16 17:22:56
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Way of the Zephyrs: The Postwar Years "In this companion volume to his "Burlington Route - The Early Zephyrs", the author traces the postwar Zephyr fleet from the birth of the modern dome car in 1945 through to the Burlington Northern merger of 1970. Along the way, readers are introduced to such streamlined passenger train icons as the 1949 California Zephyr and the 1956 Denver Zephyr, as well as lesser lights from teh CB&Q's timetables. "With the American traveling public increasingly opting for airliners and automobiles through the 1950s and 1960s, Burlington Route management aggresively pursued railroad passengers even as many of their competitors sought service curtailments in the face of declining patronage and rising labor costs. All of these factors are woven into this fascinating story of "The Way of the Zephyrs." 8.5x11" color laminated cover, over 260 b/w photos and color illustrations, floor plans, Brochures and advertisements.