This lavish book invites readers aboard the glamorous renovated cars of the GrandLuxe passenger train. In 1989, the American-European Express, a stylish train created to emulate Europe's Orient-Express, commenced operation between Washington and Chicago. Forced to close down two years later, it was reborn in 1994 as the American Orient-Express. The AOE, as this luxury streamliner was known, matured under the tutelage of various owners until 2006, when under new ownership it acquired a new name, the GrandLuxe Express. Trackside, the train gleamed as a classic American streamliner. Aboard, travelers enjoy old-fashioned, wood-paneled elegance that harkens back to the 1920s and Europe's posh Wagons-Lits sleepers and restaurant cars. Hardcover, 10 b/w and 96 color photos, 8 1/2 x 11", 112 pages.
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