\"GREAT TEMPLE OF TRAVEL: A History of Birmingham Terminal Station\" - SIGNED COPY For Sale

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\"GREAT TEMPLE OF TRAVEL: A History of Birmingham Terminal Station\" - SIGNED COPY:
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Birmingham, Alabama\'s Terminal Station has long deserved to have itsstory told, and \"Great Temple of Travel\" is the first book-lengthhistory of the iconic station and its trains.More than 200 photographs, including interior views of the station never before published, beautifully illustrate the70-year history of Birmingham Terminal Company, from the station\'s opening in 1909 as the finest railway terminal in the New South, to the end of Southern Railway passenger service in 1979. The book’s seven chapters detail thestation’s construction and operation, the railroads it served (Southern, Seaboard Air Line, Frisco, Central of Georgia and Illinois Central), and the story of its untimely demise a mere 60 years after it was built \"to last the ages.\" Included are numerous drawings and illustrations detailing the routing of passenger trains into and out of the station, a great reference for passenger train fans.
Printed on luxurious silk matte paper bound in archivalcloth covers and wrapped in a colorful dust jacket, \"Great Temple ofTravel\" commemorates the 50th anniversary of the loss ofBirmingham’s iconic Terminal Station on with a striking gold embossed sticker.




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