Twilight of the Great Trains


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Twilight of the Great Trains by Fred W. Frailey

Copyright 1998. Published by Kalmbach Books

In the years following World War II, a potent combination of new prosperity, a renewed love affair with the automobile, improved highways, and the availability of commercial air travel contributed to the dwindling number of rail travelers. By the 1960s, rail passenger service had become an endangered species in an unfriendly environment. This book recounts the demise of the passenger train in Twilight of the Great Trains. Fred Frailey describes the responses of eleven different railroads, telling the stories of railroad men, from directors and managers to the men working in the switching yards. Illustrated throughout with black & white photos and schedules. 192 pages.

Hardcover book with dust jacket. Excellent condition. One copy only.