Santa Fe Chiefs (Great Passenger Trains)

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9780760318485: Santa Fe Chiefs (Great Passenger Trains)

Book by Yenne Bill

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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-poweed streamliner from its first run in 1936 to its takeover by Amtrak in 1971 also includes cocverage of the Santa Fe s other Chiefs, including the Texas and San Francisco.

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Yenne takes us back in time to trace the origins of the Chiefs, describe their heyday, and examine their remnants under Amtrak. It s a poignant trip that makes us yearn for yesteryear. --Trains

It s one of those rare books that can spark a lifetime of interest in railroads. It s also a worthy addition to any passenger train modeler s bookshelf, especially fans of western railroading during the glory era. Not strictly a history, not strictly a photo book, Santa Fe Chiefs, combines the best of both genres with excellent layout and printing quality ... It s a great book for yourself, or for the budding railfan in your life. --O Scale Trains Magazine

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