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The Streamline Era


Publisher:Golden West Books



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The streamline style, which began by rounding corners of immobile objects, ushered in the moderne across America in the 1930's. Railroads decided to streamline with the coming of the diesel locomotive. Featured is the influence of designers such as Cret, Dreyfus, Bel Geddes, Kuhler, and Lowey.

The evolution of semi streamlining took place as depression poor railroads attempted to modernize. The coming of Burlington's Zephyr and Union Pacific's, started a mad dash by America's railroads to streamline passenger trains. There is also a chapter on streamlining of trains around the world.

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