The Great Train Robbery by Michael Crichton (Knopf, 1975; Cape, 1975)
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I’m curious to know where the train illustration was taken from. Chances are it’s a pictorial train font as found in the back of some old specimen book, or clip art based on such a showing. Among digital fonts, there’s Pardon Me Boy! by Greater Albion Typefounders, and the silhouette fonts by Benjamin Coifman’s Rail Fonts.
Is it me, or does the C in Hawthorn look more polished here than on the cover of Searching for Caleb? The weight distribution in the lower half seems slightly different, with a bit of a bulge on the left side in the Caleb version.
Mmh, it could be a combination of fidelity (size), colors, and context (adjacent letters). I don’t think the letterforms were altered.
Yeah, looks like that’s it.