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STREAMLINERS - LOCOMOTIVES AND TRAINS IN THE AGE OF SPEED AND STYLE/Solomon

Default Title: $29.95 USD

See the streamlined trains of the 1930s in all of their sleek glory.

In the 1930s, streamlined styling was applied to everything from kitchen appliances to farm tractors as it captured the American imagination. Keen to regain passenger traffic lost to automobiles and expanding roadways, railroads hired industrial-design giants like Raymond Loewy, Otto Kuhler, Henry Dreyfuss, and Brooks Stevens to produce sleek, futuristic shrouds for locomotives. These streamlined locomotives and trains became the most iconic in American history. Even today, classic designs like stainless-steel Zephyrs, shrouded Hudsons, and EMD E-units remain the popular conception of what a locomotive "looks like."

List price $35.00, hardcover, color and b&w photos, 208 pages. SKU: BSTREAMLINERS. Posted October 4, 2017.