New Jersey Central's Blue Comet

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Overview
The legendary Blue Comet train no longer streaks through the pines of New Jersey. However, its memory still lives on through timeless images and the sustained efforts of historical societies and preservation organizations. The Garden State's Blue Comet passenger train service operated from 1929 to 1941, on a route from the New York metropolitan area to Atlantic City. Despite the backdrop of the Great Depression and stiff competition from other railroads, it survived and established an enduring legacy in the annals of New Jersey rails. This book contains memorable images, many from private archival photograph collections, showing the remarkable history of this classic train and of the many hardworking, dedicated people who made it all possible.
Details
ISBN: 9781467126540
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date:
State: New Jersey
Series: Images of Rail
Images: 210
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Anthony Puzzilla is a retired federal government employee and is now a full-time railfan, rail historian, and model train enthusiast. He is a member of the Lionel Collectors Club of America (LCCA), Train Collectors Association (TCA), Jersey Central Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, West Jersey Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society, Metropolitan Division of the TCA, and the Washington, Baltimore, and Annapolis Chapter of the TCA. In addition, he has written a book on the Western Maryland Railway for Arcadia Publishing and is a regular contributor to the LCCA's the Lion Roars magazine.