By Mark Wegman
Over the process 15 years, writer Mark Wegman researched unique railroad corporation drawings, documents, or even paint chips to render a hundred and eighty colour profiles, entrance view, best perspectives, and inside layouts representing the steam, diesel, and electrical locomotives and the passenger vehicles of greater than forty of the main celebrated golden-age "name" trains around the nation.
Wegman's drawings are observed via histories of every teach and dozens of interval images, postcards, menus, baggage stickers, and print advertisements. the result's a lavishly appointed trip again in time to the zenith of the U.S. passenger teach travel.
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There came a time when the section gang at Sandy was abolished. Dad was sent to Salt Lake to work on a gang there. Every morning he would get up and walk to Murray where he would catch the street car to ride into Salt Lake. Murray was as far south as the street cars ran at that time. We moved to Ironton about 1895. Ironton is not on the map anymore. It was about a mile and a half straight down the grade from Silver City Junction. This was about the same distance from what is now Tintic Junction on the present day Union Pacific Railroad (UP).
2. Mountain railroads- UtahHistory. 3. Mountain railroadsUtahEmployeesBiography. I. , 1919- . II. Title. 092dc20[B 95-4427 CIP Page v Contents Illustrations vi Foreword vii Publisher's Note xiv Youth 1 1. Trackside Childhood 7 2. From Newsboy to Roundhouse: Starting to Work 29 Fireman J 45 3. Learning to Fire 49 4. Life along the Rails 67 5. My Mentor on the Road 89 Fireman JJ 101 6. At the Rat Hole Flashing the Door 107 7. Old Heads, Rails, and Boomers 125 8. Railroad Hazards and Wrecks 145 Engineer 171 9.
Here and there, definitions have been added for those that were not; these are at the first or another early appearance of the word or phrase. Entries for such definitions or explanations are highlighted in the index, which readers should consult if they do not understand specific terms. Although a reader can learn much about the operation of steam locomotives from this book, it is not meant to be a technical guide to running such engines, and thus some of the technical terminology may remain obscure or difficult even as defined.