Trains That Changed The Course of American Rail
By Bruce Goldberg and David C Warner.
Color laminated hardcover, 8.5x11", 128 glossy pages. 2016.
"America's fastest passenger trains were developed through an innovative high-speed ral program that spanned more than forty years. For two generations of rail travelers, 'Metroliner' evoked an image of speed and convenience.
"Conceived when the future of U.S. rail travel was in doubt, Metroliner captured the public's attention and arguably led Congress to create Amtrak. The Metroliners tells the story of the development, marketing, and operational challenges, all of which led to the train becoming the most-used travel mode in the busy corridor between New York and Washington. Authored by industry insiders, The Metroliners follows the story from the turbulent 1960s to the development and introduction of Acela in the 21st century.
Table of contents
Foreword by Robert Watson
Chapter 1: Laying the Foundation
Chapter 2: Testing and Development
Chapter 3: The Penn Central Years
Chapter 4: The Early Amtrak Years
Chapter 5: From NECIP to New York Air
Chapter 6: Metroliner Meets the Challenge
Chapter 7: A Northeastern Institution
Chapter 8: Metroliner Away from Home
Chapter 9: Seeking the Next Generation
Chapter 10: Enter Acela, Exit Metroliner
- 1969 Metroliner Press Release
- Metroliner Chronology
- Metroliner Roster
- Equipment Notes
- Service Notes