This Volume picks up the story of Northern Pacific's passenger train service, as efforts were made to regain passengers in the midst of innovations made by the competition that led it face-to-face with the Streamlined Era.
The four chapters present this story of Northern Pacific's passenger train service continuing with the early 1930s and carries it through 1951. Since Northern Pacific did not operate its passenger trains in isolation, descriptions of the Burlington Route, the Southern Pacific, and the Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railways connecting passenger trains during this 1930-1951 period have been included. The competition, which was presented by the Great Northern, Milwaukee Road, and Union Pacifics transcontinental passenger trains, and which had to be faced by the Northern Pacific, has also been presented in each chapter of this Volume.
Black & White photographs from the Steam Era, Color photographs of equipment, schedules, consists, diagrams and other illustrations are included.
Selected Bibliography, Introduction, pp. 4-13;
Super Steam and the Depression Era: 1930-1935, pp. 14-61;
Economic Improvement Brings Traffic Increase: 1936-1941, pp. 62-123;
Traffic Demand Exceeds Capacity: 1941-1946, pp. 124-157;
Transition to the Streamlined Era: 1947-1951, pp. 158-208.
Four Ways West Publications, hardcover, 208 pages, standard portrait book 8 x 10 in., Color photographs, rosters, maps and diagrams.