Besides the best-selling and award-wining and nominated book, Keep It Simple and Smart, I have other books for sale through my web sites or other resources.
My first book, The Train Of Tomorrow, was published in 2007 by Indiana University Press. The Train Of Tomorrow is a 211-page history of the dome car concept train built by General Motors in the late 1940’s. With over 200 photographs, drawings and documents, the book follows the Train from concept to being scrapped and recovery of one car. Includes the 28-month tour diary, and detailed section of specifications with photographs.
The Train Of Tomorrow is a 211-page history of the dome car concept train built by General Motors in the late 1940’s. With over 200 photographs, drawings and documents, the book follows the Train from concept to being scrapped and recovery of one car. Includes the 28-month tour diary, and detailed section of specifications with photographs.
The Train of Tomorrow was a concept train built by General Motors to promote the sales of diesel locomotives by its Electro-Motive Division. It featured newly crafted dome cars. Completed in 1947, the four-car train began a 28-month tour of the United States and Canada. Eventually sold to the Union Pacific, the cars were put into daily service. In the mid-1960s, the cars were sold for scrap and believed lost. This book restores the Train Of Tomorrow to its rightful place in history. It includes nearly 200 photographs, drawings, and documents, as well as the diary kept during its inaugural tour.
“This book is clearly an example of an obsession carried to its best and highest use. Several years ago, Ric Morgan saw a photo of General Motors’ Train of Tomorrow, and he was hooked. He followed every lead and devoured every detail. The resulting book is a masterpiece.” – Kathi Kube – Managing Editor – Trains
“I am the librarian and archivist at the Ogden Union Station that houses the Utah State Railroad Museum. The museum happens to own the last remaining car from the Train of Tomorrow. It is the Moon Glow, the lounge car at the end of the train. I began volunteering at the Union Station 10 years ago. I became aware of Dr. Morgan’s original manuscript and long efforts to publish his work. Thanks to Indiana University Press, the book has finally seen the light of day!! And what a book it is. A record of an entire train from design concept through building and operation and ultimate death through scrapping except for one remnant…the aforementioned Moon Glow.”
“Dr. Morgan’s text is unique in that it takes one on a ‘walking’ tour through the train as if you were back in 1947 and being personally escorted through the locomotive and each car. The photographs are extensive, covering everything from full length photos of the train to the air conditioning system, dishes and silverware in the diner.”
“The reviewer for Trains, the most popular rail fan magazine, called the book a masterpiece and I couldn’t agree more.” – Lee Witten – Ogden, Utah