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Amtrak in the Heartland

Amtrak in the Heartland
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This volume describes conditions that led to the passage of the Rail Passenger Service Act of 1970 and the formation and implementation of Amtrak in 1970–71. This book will become indispensable to train enthusiasts through its examination of Americans’ long-standing fascination with passenger trains. When it began in 1971, many expected Amtrak to last about three years before going out of existence for lack of business, but the public’s continuing support of funding for Amtrak has enabled it and the passenger train to survive despite seemingly insurmountable odds.  by Craig Sanders, cloth cover, 344 pages, 140 photographs and 3 maps 

 

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