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Steam's Lost Empire II

Steam's Lost Empire II

Steam's Lost Empire II

Steam’s Lost Empire II features 10 compelling stories celebrating the biggest and fastest locomotives in railroading history from well-known authors including David P. Morgan, Robert A. LeMassena, and Lloyd Stagner.

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Land:
United States
Sprache:
English
Verlag:
Kalmbach Publishing Co. - Magazines
Erscheinungsweise:
One-off
11,72 €(Inkl. MwSt.)

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1 Min
steam’s empire in photos

12 Min
have a good day

HAVE A GOOD DAY. What does that phrase mean to you? If taken in the railfan sense, to me it means November 14, 1948. Not that I have anything like total recall of that day, but I do have photos to jog my fading memory. Reconstructing that long-ago day was fun, sort of a mixture of fact and fantasy. The locale of that “good day” was a relatively short stretch of the Schuylkill River valley between Norristown and Reading, Pa. My files do not contain timetables of the Reading Company for that era, so the order of events may be a little out of sequence, being approximated by the angle of the sun. A little sleuth work determined that the day was a Sunday — quite logical, but open to question…

14 Min
in praise of the ps-4

For so famous a class of passenger power, the historical record of Southern Railway’s Ps-4 Pacifics is thin, even inclusive of minutiae. It is more interesting than incisive. For instance, when delivered by Schenectady in 1923, the first dozen cost $56,419 apiece; the final five, built by Baldwin in 1928, cost $57,000, which indicates that inflation was nil…. When Life and photojournalism were both new, Henry Luce’s pictorial devoted 10 pages to SR’s Charlotte Division, including a stunning front-end shot of Ps-4 1397 riding the turntable at Spencer, N.C…. The most august assignment of the Ps-4’s was the all-Pullman, extra-fare Crescent Limited inaugurated April 26, 1925. On completion of the train’s seventh year of service, Railway Age reported that 99.4 percent of its southbound trips and 98.5 percent of its…