Illustrated with rare historical photographs, Streamliners follows the various technologies and styling trends of streamlined trains to show how they changed the look of American railroading forever.
Locomotives and Trains in the Age of Speed and Style
Author: Brian Solomon
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
Definite visual history and glorious celebration of all things train and track The Train Book traces the history and role of trains from the first steam engines to diesel engines and then to today's high-speed bullet trains. You'll take a journey through the most important trains of each period and see iconic trains such as the Orient Express, the Fairy Queen, the Mallard and the Javelin in incredible detail, discovering the anatomy of these legendary engines. The Train Book gives you a truly international view of trains, exploring some of the world's most impressive rail routes from South Africa to Siberia, including the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and the high-speed Japanese Tokaido Shinkansen line. You'll discover the stories of key innovators, designers and engineers who advanced rail travel, the challenges they faced and the cultural backdrop against which the railways were built. The Train Book is the perfect gift for train enthusiasts of all ages.
The Definitive Visual History
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Born in Paris in 1893 and trained as an engineer, Raymond Loewy revolutionized twentieth-century American industrial design. Combining salesmanship and media savvy, he created bright, smooth, and colorful logos for major corporations that included Greyhound, Exxon, and Nabisco. His designs for Studebaker automobiles, Sears Coldspot refrigerators, Lucky Strike cigarette packs, and Pennsylvania Railroad locomotives are iconic. Beyond his timeless designs, Loewy carefully built an international reputation through the assiduous courting of journalists and tastemakers to become the face of both a new profession and a consumer-driven vision of the American dream. In Streamliner, John Wall traces the evolution of an industry through the lens of Loewy’s eclectic life, distinctive work, and invented persona. How, he asks, did Loewy build a business while transforming himself into a national brand a half century before "branding" became relevant? Placing Loewy in context with the emerging consumer culture of the latter half of the twentieth century, Wall explores how his approach to business complemented—or differed from—that of his well-known contemporaries, including industrial designers Henry Dreyfuss, Walter Teague, and Norman Bel Geddes. Wall also reveals how Loewy tailored his lifestyle to cement the image of "designer" in the public imagination, and why the self-promotion that drove Loewy to the top of his profession began to work against him at the end of his career. Streamliner is an important and engaging work on one of the longest-lived careers in industrial design.
Raymond Loewy and Image-making in the Age of American Industrial Design
Author: John Wall
Publisher: JHU Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This book is a collection of images depicting vintage, modern and futuristic train travel. "Divided into three chapters covering hardware, service and identity, Railway explores how design engineers, product and textile designers, ergonomists, corporate identity consultants and chefs have created and exploited the unique sensation of travelling by train through the design of exteriors and interiors, staff uniforms, food, corporate identity and graphics. Railway goes beyond the locomotive registration number to express the whole experience of train travel: from American chic on board the Twentieth Century Limnited line in the 1950s to the once-in-a-lifetime opulence of the Venice-Simplon Orient Express; from the vibration-free Shinkansen en route to Kyoto to the overnight Rajdhani Express calling at all the major cities across india." --book cover.
Author: Keith Lovegrove
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Category: Railroad trains
In the 1830s, The United States underwent a second revolution. The opening of the Baltimore & Ohio line, the first American railroad, set in motion a process which, by the end of the century, would enmesh the vast country in a latticework of railroad lines, small-town stations and magisterial termini, built and controlled the biggest corporations in America. By the middle of the twentieth century, however, as the automobile and the aeroplane came to dominate American journey-making, the historic importance of the railroads began to be erased from America's hearts and minds. In The Great Railway Revolution, Christian Wolmar tells us the extraordinary one-hundred-and-eighty-year story of the rise, fall and ultimate shattering of the greatest of all American endeavours, of technological triumph and human tragedy, of visionary pioneers and venal and rapacious railway barons. He also argues that while America has largely disowned this heritage, now is the time to celebrate, reclaim and reinstate it. The growth of the US railroads was much more than just a revolution in mode, speed and convenience. They united the far-flung components of a vast and disparate country and supercharged the economic development that fuelled its rise to world-power status. America was created by its railroads and the massive expansion of trade, industry and freedom of communication that they engendered came to be an integral part of the American dream itself.
The Epic Story of the American Railroad
Author: Christian Wolmar
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
Arranged chronologically, this book book charts the history and development of locomotives from 1830 to 1950, detailing the early British innovations in steam; the Battle of the Gauges; the American Mikados, Shays, Switchers, and Record Breakers; the early Canadian freight trains; European mountain power; and the enduring steam locomotives of India and South America. 400+ color photos.
A Celebration of the Locomotive from 1830 to 1950
Author: Colin Garratt
Author: Robert Carroll Reed
22-24 November 1988, the Watershed Conference Centre, Bristol
Category: Electric railroads
Depicts and describes the evolution of railways and locomotives in Europe, Scandinavia, Asia, Australia, Africa, and North America, discussing the importance of the geographical and industrial landscape of each region
Author: David S. Hamilton
Publisher: Book Sales
Tim Parks’ Bücher über Italien sind "so lebendig, so voll mit köstlichen Details, dass sie als würdiger Ersatz für das Wirkliche dienen können" (Los Angeles Times). In diesem äußerst unterhaltsamen Reisebericht zeichnet Tim Parks ein authentisches Portrait italienischer Lebensweise – wie es sich auf Zugfahrten durch das Land erschließt. Ob als Pendler in ratternden Regionalbahnen, beim Kampf mit tückischen Fahrkartenautomaten oder auf der Suche nach dem richtigen Gleis im majestätischen Hauptbahnhof Mailands, immer richtet sich sein literarischer Blick auf Details, auf Besonderheiten. In unvergesslichen Begegnungen mit pedantischen Schaffnern und kauzigen Mitreisenden, mit Priestern und Prostituierten, Schülern und Verliebten fängt Parks ein, was für das italienische Leben so charakteristisch ist: die Obsession für Geschwindigkeit und zugleich der Sinn für lebensfreundliche Entschleunigung; die großartigen Baudenkmäler und ihre fast schon gezielte Vernachlässigung; und die unsterbliche Begeisterung für ein gutes Argument und den perfekten Cappuccino. "Italien in vollen Zügen" erzählt auch, wie die Eisenbahn dazu beigetragen hat, Italien als Staat zu konstituieren, und wie ihre Entwicklung das Bewusstsein Italiens von sich selbst reflektiert – von Garibaldi zu Mussolini zu Berlusconi und darüber hinaus.
Author: Tim Parks
Publisher: Antje Kunstmann
Category: Civil engineering
Author: Arnold Heller
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Category: Locomotive engineers