Route of the Eagles: Missouri Pacific in the Streamlined Era Hardcover
Route of the Eagles: Missouri Pacific in the Streamlined Era 1st Edition
by Greg Stout
Excellent condition, looks almost new
Beautifully done history of the streamline era on the Missouri Pacific Railway (and its subsidiary, the Texas & Pacific). Once again the colorful Eagle fleet takes to the road and we follow the Eagle Blue and Mist Gray streamliners as they reach from Denver to Texas and, through connecting service, to New York, California and even Mexico City. This book covers not only the glory years but also the slow, painful retrenchment as interstate highways and airlines destroyed the passenger base until finally Amtrak took over in 1971. But in these pages, the Aztec Eagle, Valley Eagle, Delta Eagle and Colorado Eagle fly again and take the reader with them. With locomotive and passenger car rosters. Illustrated throughout with black and white and some color photos. 128 pages.