Limiteds, Locals, and Expresses in Indiana, 1838-1971

Limiteds, Locals, and Expresses in Indiana, 1838-1971

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The passenger train has long held a special place in the imagination of Americans, and Indiana was once a bustling passenger train crossroads. Limiteds, Locals, and Expresses in Indiana, 1838a€“1971 brings to life the countless locals, accommodation trains, and secondary expresses that Hoosiers patronized during the Golden Age of the passenger train. Craig Sanders gives us a comprehensive history of intercity passenger service in Indiana, from the time railroads began to develop in the state in the mid-19th century through May 1, 1971, when Amtrak began operations. Each chapter summarizes the history and development of one railroad, discusses the factors that shaped that railroada€™s passenger servicea€”such as prolonged financial difficulties, competition, and the influence of a strong leadera€”and concludes with a detailed account of its passenger operations in Indiana. Sixteen maps, 87 photographs, and other evocative illustrations supplement Sandersa€™s text.The Wheeling Night Express made the same Indiana stops, but conveyed its Wheeling cars the entire distance. During ... Regulaton officials did not act in time for that to occur, but the Baamp;O removed the Chicago-\\ a#39;heeling coach on that day. ... But Langdon had a change of heart and authorized the nationa#39;s most far- ieaching effort to revive passenger sen ice. ... loss in 1963 had been nearly $2.4 million, the Chicago-Washington trains had covered their direct costs and eamed $1 million.

Title:Limiteds, Locals, and Expresses in Indiana, 1838-1971
Author:Craig Sanders
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 2003


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