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by Alfred Runte

eBook Trains of Discovery: Western Railroads and the National Parks download ISBN: 1879373742
Author: Alfred Runte
Publisher: Roberts Rinehart; Limited edition (October 1, 1993)
Language: English
Pages: 500
ePub: 1575 kb
Fb2: 1859 kb
Rating: 4.1
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Category: Engineering
Subcategory: Transportation

This updated look at railroads and the national parks includes practical information about touring parks by train . An imaginative look at passenger trains and National Parks. com User, November 26, 1997

This updated look at railroads and the national parks includes practical information about touring parks by train, offering an alternate solution to the growing. com User, November 26, 1997. Trains of Discovery does well what few books seem to do today - it looks into the texture of American's past for hidden lessons important for our future.

Trains of Discovery book. Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Trains of Discovery: Western Railroads and the National Parks. by. Alfred Runte (Goodreads Author).

Illustrated with paintings, posters, photographs, and artifacts from major libraries and public archives, as well as America's railroads and the author's private collection, this book is a sight to behold as well.

In the 1960s, rail transportation to national parks and the NPS alliance with the railroads dimmed. As early as 1916, automobile passengers exceeded train passengers in Yosemite National Park (66). Opponents of the Yosemite Valley Railroad were misguided into thinking the line would have a negative impact on the valley. By 1945 the Yosemite Valley Railroad ceased operations and the NPS was given no choice but to accommodate more automobiles to please the surmounting hoard of tourists

Illustrated with paintings, posters, photographs, and artifacts from major libraries and public archives, as well as America’s railroads and the author’s private collection,.

His first book, National Parks: The American Experience (1979; revised 1987, 1997), has been praised by some as the definitive study of the national park idea. Recently, Runte completed a history of railroads and the environment: Allies of the Earth: Railroads and the Soul of Preservation. He is also advising Ken Burns on a forthcoming PBS series on the national parks. 2005 Mayoral campaign. National Parks: The American Experience.

Also a prominent adviser and on-camera personality in the Ken Burns documentary, The National Parks: America's Best Idea, Runte reminds us what it means to have national parks in a country equally committed to economic achievement.

This is the Collector's Edition of "Trains of Discovery: Western Railroads and the National Parks." Only 500 were printed, each with a specially commissioned lithography by J. Craig Thorpe on the cover. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos and a Collector's Portfolio section of color reproductions of the See America First posters commissioned by several different railroads to highlight the beauties of the parks. In leather slipcase. 86 pages.