Classic American Railroads, Volume 1

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Voyageur Press, Nov 8, 1996 - Transportation - 160 pages
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This stunning work showcases sixteen of the most-remembered rail companies of yesteryear. This collection of classic American railroads includes the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, The Milwaukee Road, New York Central, Pennsylvania, Union Pacific, Denver & Rio Grande, Great Northern and a variety of others. Exceptional archival color photography highlights the glory years of Americas classic railroads.

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User Review  - sabrejet - LibraryThing

An excellant book and I know Mike Schafer could not include every railway in the United States. However I do think the author could have included classic railway's like Chesapeake and Ohio and Norfolk and Western. Read full review

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Mike Schafer hails from Rockford, Illinois, where he recalls his earliest train-watching experiences on the Illinois Central, Milwaukee Road, Burlington Route, and Chicago & North Western. He vividly can recall his first train rides, circa 1952, on IC u2019s Hawkeye and Land O u2019 Corn between Rockford and Chicago. Eventually he would declare the latter -- America u2019s railroad hub -- his u201chonorary hometown. Mike and his little dog Archie reside in a house (which includes a 1,600-square-foot model railroad) next to BNSF u2019s busy Twin Cities mainline in a small town outside Chicago where he also serves as village trustee and occasionally mayor pro tem.

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