Amtrak Across America

An Illustrated History

Amtrak Across America
Format: Paperback / softback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781583882979
Publisher: Enthusiast Books
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Amtrak is an essential part of America’s transportation system, today for over 28 million passengers. From the legacy Streamliners of the pre-Amtrak era—Champions, Chiefs, Eagles, Rockets, Zephyrs—to today’s modern Acela Express and future plans for more high speed “corridor trains,” this book covers all the lines from past to present. Through the use of evocative photos, postcards, memorabilia and other collateral, this book is a journey through the past 40 years of Amtrak across America and all the preceding rail lines that transformed the nation—the Downeaster, Adriondack, Ethan Allen Express, Vermonter, Capitol Limited, Cardinal and Hoosier, Empire Service, Keystone, Lake Shore Limited, Maple Leaf, Pennsylvanian, Auto Train, Carolinian and Piedmont, Crescent, Palmetto, Silver Meteor, Silver Star, Blue Water and Wolverine, Carl Sandburg and Illinois Zephyr, City of New Orleans, Hiawatha, Illini and Saluki, Lincoln Service, Missouri River Runner, Pere Marquette, Heartland Flyer, Texas Eagle, California Zephyr, Empire Builder, Southwest Chief, Sunset Limited, Cascades, Coast Starlight, Capitol Corridor, San Joaquins, and Pacific Surfliner.

The author

John Fostik attributes his life-long interest in all things maritime to his father, who worked in the Kearny Federal Shipyard during WWII. Growing up in northern New Jersey, John was fortunate to have been able to see and visit many of the famous luxury liners and cruise ships that called at the great port of New York. With keen experience as a result of working during college in a travel agency and subsequently taking over 40 trans-oceanic voyages, the author is uniquely qualified and exceptionally familiar with the history of the great American and International shipping companies. It remains his great hope that the pride of our national merchant marine, the SS United States, will once again enter service on the Atlantic.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781583882979
Illustrations: 90 b-w & 50 color illustrations
Size: 8.5 in x 11 in x 0.625 in / 215.9 mm x 279.4 mm x 15.875 mm