When World War 2 came to an end in 1945, America was on the verge of an unprecedented ecomic boom that carried over to its vast rail transportation system. Railroads placed orders for new streamlined passenger trains. Passengers wanted new, fashionable trains with sleek cars and locomotives. In addition, steam was out, diesels were in. Railroads saw good times coming and they prepared well for them. Donald J. Heimburger and Carl R Byron bring to life this exciting time in America's railroad history. This volume captures the fun of train travel when fashion-conscious rail lines criss-crossed the country with colourful cars and exquisite service.