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By Craig Sanders

ISBN-10: 025334705X

ISBN-13: 9780253347053

"Craig Sanders has performed an exceptional task of research... his remedy is as complete as a person may quite want for, and solidly dependent. additionally, he succeeds in making all of it transparent in addition to any human can. He additionally manages to inject sufficient humor and human curiosity to maintain the reader moving." —Herbert H. Harwood, writer of The Lake Shore electrical Railway tale and Invisible Giants: The Empires of Cleveland’s Van Sweringen Brothers

A entire heritage of Amtrak operations within the heartland, this quantity describes stipulations that resulted in the passage of the Rail Passenger carrier Act of 1970, the formation and implementation of Amtrak in 1970–71, and the key elements that experience inspired Amtrak operations considering its inception. greater than one hundred forty pictures and three maps deliver to lifestyles the tale as advised by means of Sanders. This publication turns into vital to coach fanatics via its exam of american citizens’ long-standing fascination with passenger trains. while it all started in 1971, many anticipated Amtrak to final approximately 3 years ahead of going out of lifestyles for loss of company, however the public’s carrying on with aid of investment for Amtrak has enabled it and the passenger educate to outlive regardless of likely insurmountable odds.

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