Manufacturers & Other

Click on the image to download a PDF of the item. Click on the short description beneath it to go to the web page describing that item. In addition to publications from rail manufacturers, a few magazine articles that more-or-less served as advertising for rail products are also included here. “The Look of Things to Come” is 20 megabytes; most other booklets are around 10 megabytes; most other items are a megabyte or less. A few items may be duplicated on the relevant railroad pages.

Association of American Railroads

1952 Booklet

1954 Booklet

1956 Booklet

1956 Booklet

1956 Booklet

1958 Booklet

1959 Booklet
Budd

1939 Brochure

1940 Brochure

1949 Booklet

1949 Booklet

1956 Booklet

1956 Flyer
General Motors

1933 Brochure

1934 Brochure

1940 Booklet

1944 Booklet

1945 Miscellany

1947 Brochure

1947 Booklet

1947 Brochure

1947 Brochure

1948 Miscellany

1948 Miscellany

1949 Miscellany

1956 Brochure
Pullman

1930 Booklet

1930 Booklet

1930 Booklet

1930 Booklet

1930 Booklet

1930 Booklet

1930 Booklet

1930 Booklet

1930 Booklet

1930 Booklet

1930 Booklet

1934 Booklet

1934 Booklet

1938 Booklet

1939 Booklet

1940 Booklet

1940 Booklet

1948 Booklet

1948 Booklet

1948 Booklet

1950 Brochure

1954 Booklet

1956 Brochure

1964 Brochure
Other

1950 Article

1946 Brochure

1926 Brochure

1946 Booklet

1968 Brochure

1948 Booklet

1956 Article

1957 Article

1939 Article

1948 Article

Reports

During the height of the Silver Age, a consulting firm named Coverdale & Colpitts wrote a series of reports about the success of the new streamlined trains. PDFs of most of these reports, which range from 15 to 30 megabytes in size, can be downloaded below.


1938 Report

1939 Report

1941 Report

1945 Report

1950 Report