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New York Central s Mercury

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New York Centrals Mercury Richard J. Cook, Sr.It was a sensation in its time, a train that was a winged messenger of hope for a Depression consciousness. The Mercury, billed by the New York Central as a Train of Tomorrow, appeared on the scene in1936, a completely new streamlined train for the Cleveland-Detroit passenger business. People flock ed to the NYC tracks just to watch the train go by. The Mercurys have been called a turning point inrailroad design. They were the first streamliners done as a unit, inside and out, custom-built, str eamlined and air-conditioned. This is the story of Americas most distinguished train. Sftbd., 8 1/2x11, 6 pgs., 131 b&w ill., 7 color.

The New York Central System

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A full generation has passed since a New York Central emblem dashed across the countryside on a railroad car, but few could ever forget "the greatest railroad in the world." The New York Central System grew from an amalgamation of smaller lines stretching from Albany to Buffalo in the 1830s. Twenty years later, the lines were gathered into a single company. Its phenomenal success did not go unnoticed by Cornelius "the Commodore" Vanderbilt. In his late sixties, when most men retire, he methodically started acquiring railroads in the New York City and Hudson River region. He then acquired the New York Central and merged it with his Hudson River Railroad. The Commodore and his son William, the foremost rail barons of their age, forged ahead with one of the most dynamic future-directed endeavors in the world-a railroad empire that traversed 11 states and 2 Canadian provinces.

Railroad Articles from Monroe County Michigan 1836 to 1965

Author : Marcel Poupard
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A collection of retyped newspaper articles from 1836 through 1965. A great reference book for anyone who loves railroad history. Over 400 pages and hundreds of articles!

Railway Age

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Classic American Streamliners

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Richly illustrated with over 200 photos, this book tells the story of railroad streamliners, from their early days as short little articulated speedsters to their halcyon years as 20-car "cities on wheels"--Places that were going somewhere. And it also tells a story of a time of individuality, when streamliners reflected the personality of the regions they served.

Steam Power of the New York Central System

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Streamliner

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Born in Paris in 1893 and trained as an engineer, Raymond Loewy revolutionized twentieth-century American industrial design. Combining salesmanship and media savvy, he created bright, smooth, and colorful logos for major corporations that included Greyhound, Exxon, and Nabisco. His designs for Studebaker automobiles, Sears Coldspot refrigerators, Lucky Strike cigarette packs, and Pennsylvania Railroad locomotives are iconic. Beyond his timeless designs, Loewy carefully built an international reputation through the assiduous courting of journalists and tastemakers to become the face of both a new profession and a consumer-driven vision of the American dream. In Streamliner, John Wall traces the evolution of an industry through the lens of Loewy’s eclectic life, distinctive work, and invented persona. How, he asks, did Loewy build a business while transforming himself into a national brand a half century before “branding” became relevant? Placing Loewy in context with the emerging consumer culture of the latter half of the twentieth century, Wall explores how his approach to business complemented—or differed from—that of his well-known contemporaries, including industrial designers Henry Dreyfuss, Walter Teague, and Norman Bel Geddes. Wall also reveals how Loewy tailored his lifestyle to cement the image of “designer” in the public imagination, and why the self-promotion that drove Loewy to the top of his profession began to work against him at the end of his career. Streamliner is an important and engaging work on one of the longest-lived careers in industrial design.

Awards Third Division National Railroad Adjustment Board

Author : United States. National Railroad Adjustment Board
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The World Almanac Book of Facts

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The Railroad and Engineering Journal

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Railway Locomotives and Cars

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Annual Report of the New York Central Railroad Company for the Year Ending September 30th Made to the State Engineer and Surveyor of the State of New York Under the Act Chapter 140 of the Laws of 1850

Author : New York Central Railroad Company
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Michigan Central Trackside with Emery Gulash

Author : Geoffrey H. Doughty
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Mercury Mars and Other Inner Planets

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Examines the surface, atmosphere, and characteristics of the inner planets, and discusses how they are explored and studied.

The American Mercury

Author : Henry Louis Mencken
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The American Mercury

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Readers Guide to Periodical Literature

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The New Yorker

Author : Harold Wallace Ross
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Climatological Data

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Mercury

Author : Dana Meachen Rau
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Describes the size, characteristics, and composition of the planet Mercury.