The GrandLuxe Express

The GrandLuxe Express

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This lavish book invites readers aboard the glamorous renovated cars of the GrandLuxe railway train. In 1989, the American-European Express, a stylish train created in emulation of Europe's Orient Express, commenced operation between Washington and Chicago. Forced to close down two years later, it was reborn in 1994 as the American Orient Express. The AOE, as this luxury streamliner was often known, matured under the tutelage of various owners until 2006, when under new ownership it acquired a new name, the GrandLuxe Express.Trackside, the train gleamed as a classic American streamliner. Aboard, travelers enjoy old-fashioned, wood-paneled elegance that harkens back to the 1920s and Europe's posh Wagons-Lits sleepers and restaurant their McKinley Explorer, which, beginning in 2003, would itself be adding Ultra Domes to its operations a€” ten in all by ... Four independent ten-ton air- conditioning units do the rest to eliminate what always had been a problem for domeanbsp;...

Title:The GrandLuxe Express
Author:Karl Zimmermann
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 2007


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