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Amherst Railway Society - meeting - October, 2017

streamliners Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Amherst Railway Society, Palmer, MA

The Men Who Styled the Streamliners

On Wednesday, October 11, 2017, Preston Cook will present a program on the design development of American streamlined passenger trains. The presentation is a recreation of a program originally developed by Jim Boyd. Jim wrote a series of magazine articles on streamliner design that won the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society - Smithsonian award, and served as the basis for his live presentation on the subject. That presentation no longer exists. However, Preston Cook has much of the text and artwork that Jim Boyd used originally, and has put that material together to build a facsimile of Jim’s original presentation. The result if a PowerPoint presentation of Jim Boyd’s original work. Amherst Railway Society meetings are open to the public.

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