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Milwaukee Road Remembered

Author : Jim Scribbins
ISBN : 9781452914251
Genre : Transportation
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An eminent railway historian furnishes a detailed history of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific railroad, its groundbreaking service from Indiana to the Puget Sound, its pioneering use of electricity to move heavy trains over a long distance, and other technological advances. Reprint.
Category: Transportation

The Milwaukee Road

Author : Tom Murray
ISBN : 9780760320723
Genre : Transportation
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The true grit and glory days of one of America's greatest railroads come to dramatic life in this full-scale illustrated history by industry veteran Tom Murray. Words and pictures carry readers across the vast tracts of land and time traversed by the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific-better known to history as the Milwaukee Road. Ranging from the railroad's late-nineteenth-century beginnings to its purchase by onetime rival Soo Line in 1985, the book looks at The Milwaukee Road's famed streamlined Hiawatha passenger trains, the "Little Joe" electric locomotives, and the sprawling fabrication and repair facilities in its namesake city. Whether surveying the railroad's routes and the trains that plied them, and the people who worked behind the scenes, or focusing on the line's motive power, rolling stock, passenger and freight operations, The Milwaukee Road provides a broad-scale, brilliantly detailed portrait of a great railroad, an industry, and a bygone era.
Category: Transportation

Milwaukee Railroad Financial Crisis

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee on Surface Transportation
ISBN : UCAL:B5176510
Genre : Corporate reorganizations
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Category: Corporate reorganizations

Limiteds Locals And Expresses In Indiana 1838 1971

Author : Craig Sanders
ISBN : 0253342163
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The passenger train has long held a special place in the imagination of Americans, and Indiana was once a bustling passenger train crossroads. Limiteds, Locals, and Expresses in Indiana, 1838–1971 brings to life the countless locals, accommodation trains, and secondary expresses that Hoosiers patronized during the Golden Age of the passenger train. Craig Sanders gives us a comprehensive history of intercity passenger service in Indiana, from the time railroads began to develop in the state in the mid-19th century through May 1, 1971, when Amtrak began operations. Each chapter summarizes the history and development of one railroad, discusses the factors that shaped that railroad's passenger service—such as prolonged financial difficulties, competition, and the influence of a strong leader—and concludes with a detailed account of its passenger operations in Indiana. Sixteen maps, 87 photographs, and other evocative illustrations supplement Sanders's text.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

From Rails To Trails

Author : Peter Harnik
ISBN : 9781496226532
Genre : History
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From Rails to Trails is the fascinating tale of the political rebirth of bicycle advocacy and of how miles of abandoned corridors were converted to multiuse trails.
Category: History

Wisconsin History

Author :
ISBN : 0313282714
Genre : History
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With 3,400 entries, this is the only comprehensive, up-to-date bibliography covering Wisconsin's 150-year history.
Category: History

A Life In Print

Author : James P. Gannon
ISBN : 0976452804
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A collection of columns and essays is a writers treasure chesthere are gems from The Wall Street Journal, the Des Moines Register and the Detroit News. A distinguished journalist displays his wit, feeling, and passion for language in these columns on family, newspaper life, politics, Irish heritage, his Iowa farm and Minnesota boyhood, which read like chapters of a life fully lived, from his coverage of presidents and politics to his poignant pieces on his daughters wedding and his sons death. Original.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Twilight Rails

Author : H. Roger Grant
ISBN : 9780816665624
Genre : Transportation
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By the start of the twentieth century railroads crisscrossed the nation, yet there were still those who believed that the railroad network in the United States was far from complete. Residents of small towns lacking rail access lobbied hard for steam and electric roads to serve their communities, and investors eagerly started new ventures that would fill the gaps in the railway map. While some of these roads enjoyed a degree of success, most of them were financial flops even before the rise of the highway system made them obsolete.In Twilight Rails, H. Roger Grant—one of the leading railroad historians working today—documents the stories of eight Midwestern carriers that appeared at the end of the railroad building craze. When historians have reflected on these “twilight” carriers, they have suggested that they were relevant only as examples of unwise business ventures. Grant finds that even the weakest railroads were important to the communities they served; the arrival of the railroad was cause for great celebration as residents were finally connected to the outside world. A railroad’s construction pumped money into local economies, farmers and manufacturers gained access to better markets, and the excitement generated by a new line often increased land values and inspired expansion of local businesses. Even the least financially successful carriers, Grant argues, managed to significantly improve their local economies.This thorough and highly accessible history provides a fascinating look at the motivations, accomplishments, and failures of the twilight carriers, granting a new breath of life to this neglected aspect of American railway history.
Category: Transportation

The Minneapolis St Louis Railway

Author : Donovan L. Hofsommer
ISBN : 9780816651313
Genre : Transportation
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Category: Transportation

Sioux City Railroads

Author : Rudolph Daniels
ISBN : 0738552224
Genre : History
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Toward the end of the 19th century, railroads transformed Sioux City from a western outpost to one of the fastest-growing municipalities in the world. Prior to the arrival of the railroads, Sioux City depended on the Missouri River for transportation. The Missouri, however, was not dependable because of flooding and droughts. As an all-season mode of transportation, the railroads permitted the flourishing of the meatpacking industry in Sioux City. In fact, it was the large number of different railroad companies that made Sioux City a major agricultural center rather than just another county seat or market town. Trains carried cattle and hogs to the plants and then carted away the Sioux City-processed products to the nation and to the world.
Category: History

Lexington Quarterly

Author :
ISBN : NWU:35556034536920
Genre : Railroads
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Category: Railroads

The Milwaukee Road East

Author : Patrick C. Dorin
ISBN : UOM:39015004557024
Genre : Railroads
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Category: Railroads

Congressional Record

Author : United States. Congress
ISBN : MSU:31293011645540
Genre : Law
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
Category: Law


Author : Wisconsin. Governor
ISBN : STANFORD:36105126454128
Genre : Wisconsin
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Some vols. include budget.
Category: Wisconsin