Written by a railroad historian, this book traces the rise and ultimate fall of the Pennsylvania Railroad's lightweight streamlined passenger cars, the Fleet of Modernism. Designed by Richard Loewy, the cars exemplified the modern spirit and were the most beautiful and luxurious passenger cars of their time. How they came to be, how they influenced American design, and how they were ultimately abandoned is the subject of this fascinating book. Includes many ads for the Pennsy's various named trains. With black and white and color photos. 160 pages.