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The Burlington ... / (Title Page) Souvenir Of The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad And Associated Lines Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, The Burlington Route

The Burlington ... / (Title Page) Souvenir Of The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad And Associated Lines

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, The Burlington Route

Published for the occasion of A Century of Progress Exposition, Chicago, 1933. 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" in black and red pictorial wrappers. 20 pp., illustrations, map. Offers the history of Chicago and the tremendous growth of the Burlington Railroad. Information about the train at the exhibition at the World's Fair which consists of 6 units .... the Leviathan engine; a standard 60 foot Railway Post Office Car; the Aristocrat, a chair car that is beautifully ornamented, luxuriously appointed and with the latest style of comfortable chairs; the Black Hawk, a sumptuous dining car which is beautifully decorated in gold, ivory and blue; the Pullman which is devoted to the highest class of overnight travel accommodations; and the "Omaha Club," a car devoted solely to lounging purposes. Additional information about other World's Fair exhibits of the Burlington and associated railroads. Numerous black and white photographs throughout include pictures of exteriors and interiors of various trains as well as pictures of buildings at the fair, to include the Electrical Building, the Hall of Science, the Administration Building, the Field Museum of Natural History, the Travel and Transport Building, the Hall of Science, etc. At center offers a bird's eye of the Exposition. 1-page system map of the Burlington Route. Light bump to front corner. A nicely produced booklet.

Inventory Number: 44326

$95.00