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The President Travels by Train: Politics and Pullmans

  • Author: Bob Withers
  • Book title: The President Travels by Train: Politics and Pullmans
  • Category: Engineering & Transportation
  • Subcategory: Transportation
  • ISBN: 1883089174
  • ISBN13: 978-1883089177
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The fascinating story of railroad travel by presidents of the U.S. from the very earliest period, when John Quincy Adams was the first to ride a train, to Bill Clinton's recent journeys aboard the rails. At one time, the private Pullman car on a special train was for the president what Air Force One is today, allowing him freedom to make important trips, campaign for re-election, and to do the nation's business wherever he was needed. A superbly researched text is supplemented with many rare photographs of the golden age of presidential travel under Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman in the 1930s and '40s.

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