Interesting Posts

While many of the posts on this blog are meant to stand alone, many others appear in series or cover a single topic over several posts. Here are some of the most interesting series of posts.

The First Streamliners: History of the streamlining movement in American railroading.

Technology Behind the Streamliners: What technologies made streamliners possible–the most crucial technology will be a surprise.

Reports on Light-Weight, High-Speed, Streamline Trains: Several reports to the rail industry published between 1935 and 1950 by a consulting firm called Coverdale and Colpitts.

Before the Streamliners: History of the trains that preceded the streamliners, concentrating on the steel trains of the 1920s and 1930s.

Great Northern’s Historical Expeditions: Your best source of information about Great Northern Railway’s unique tours of 1925 and 1926.

Artists: Focus on many of the artists whose works decorated both railroad advertisements and the streamliners themselves.

Escorted Tours: From the early 1900s through the 1960s, Union Pacific and its partner railroads published a series of booklets advertising tours of the West. From about 1926 through 1969, the Burlington Route and its partners offered competing tours and a competing set of booklets.