By Craig Sanders
"Craig Sanders has performed a good activity of research... his remedy is as entire as someone may perhaps quite want for, and solidly established. additionally, he succeeds in making all of it transparent in addition to any human can. He additionally manages to inject sufficient humor and human curiosity to maintain the reader moving." —Herbert H. Harwood, writer of The Lake Shore electrical Railway tale and Invisible Giants: The Empires of Cleveland’s Van Sweringen Brothers
A entire heritage of Amtrak operations within the heartland, this quantity describes stipulations that ended in the passage of the Rail Passenger carrier Act of 1970, the formation and implementation of Amtrak in 1970–71, and the key elements that experience motivated Amtrak operations in view that its inception. greater than a hundred and forty pictures and three maps carry to existence the tale as instructed via Sanders. This ebook turns into essential to coach fanatics via its exam of usa citizens’ long-standing fascination with passenger trains. whilst it all started in 1971, many anticipated Amtrak to final approximately 3 years earlier than going out of lifestyles for loss of company, however the public’s carrying on with aid of investment for Amtrak has enabled it and the passenger teach to outlive regardless of probably insurmountable odds.
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Amtrak in the Heartland (Railroads Past and Present) by Craig Sanders