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Super Streamliners: Dazzling passenger trains from the classic era of rail travel

By | August 25, 2017

The cover shows a vintage color photo of a streamlined locomotive

Long before the advent of diesels and lightweight equipment, streamliners shaped “high-speed rail” in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. In this free, 35-page download, we revisit the classic streamliner era.

This series includes:
The Great Chicago-Twin Cities Speed War: How intense competition between Burlington Route, Milwaukee Road, and Chicago & North Western drastically reduced daytime train times between the Midwestern cities.

The End of the all-Pullman Limiteds: A firsthand account from the last days of the Illinois Central’s Panama Limited, Pennsylvania Railroad’s Broadway Limited and Santa Fe’s Super Chief.

When Cinerama Rode the Rails: How the famous Chicago Zephyr starred in one of the first super-wide screen movies.

The Canadian: Canadian Pacific’s great transcontinental domeliner that revolutionized Canadian rail travel in the 1950s.

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