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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Enthusiast Books (May 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1583882324
  • ISBN-13: 978-1583882320
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.4 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,311,174 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Patrick C. Dorin has been interested in railroads since he was two. He worked for the railroad industry while going to college and for several years after and also has taught transportation at the university level. His interest in railroads has resulted in writing about railroad services and equipment, and he has had 42 books published.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on June 14, 2009
The railroad was a key element in transporting goods and people across the American landscape. Even with the development of automobiles and interstate highway systems, railroads continue to have a vitally important role in American transportation and development. In "American Passenger Trains: WWII to Amtrak", railroading enthusiast Patrick C. Dorin has compiled a visual history of the trains and train engines most associated with passenger travel by rail during the second half of the 20th Century. Profusely illustrated throughout, "American Passenger Trains" includes an informative caption by each photograph. Also featured are photographs of train schedules as well as passenger car interiors. "American Passenger Trains" is an impressive overview and highly recommended for both academic and community library American Railroading History collections, as well as the personal reference collections of American railroad buffs.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By S. Ai on June 2, 2009
Good general photo coverage about passenger trains for the novice. Chapters covers corridor service, local train operations, overnight long distance services, long distance day trains, Florida, MidWest to the Gulf, transcontinental services, mail & express, Alaska, equipment and motive power. Publisher did a good job reviewing text for spelling errors than the author's other books by a different publisher.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Paul F. Price on November 3, 2009
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I liked the book. It was very well researched and provided an interesting view of the glory days of rail travel. I recommend this book for passenger train enthusiasts.
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I bought this book as a gift for my friend. His hobby was to collect miniature models of old historical trains. I hope he liked this book.
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