Iowa Railroads: The Essays of Frank P. Donovan, Jr.

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University of Iowa Press, May 1, 2000 - Transportation - 320 pages
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What began as a study of the Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway stretched into more than a dozen contributions on Hawkeye state railroad topics. By 1969 Donovan had examined Iowa's “Little Three”: Chicago Great Western, Illinois Central, and Minneapolis & St. Paul as well as the state's “Big Four”: Chicago & North Western; Chicago, Burlington & Quincy; Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific; and Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific. In addition to these seven core carriers, Donovan covered the state's less prominent railroads: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Great Northern; and Union Pacific and Wabash. Moreover, he contributed an issue on Iowa's principal interurbans, most of which survived into the 1950s as electric-powered freight-only short lines. In uniting Donovan's articles into a single volume, Iowa Railroads provides the most complete history of Iowa's rail heritage.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Minneapolis St Louis Railway
32
The Chicago Great Western Railway
52
Interurbans in Iowa
75
The Illinois Central in Iowa
102
The North Western in Iowa
126
The Rock Island in Iowa
168
The Milwaukee in Iowa
203
The Wabash in Iowa
235
Great NorthernUnion PacificSanta Fe
253
The Burlington in Iowa
271
Selected Bibliography
307
Index
309
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About the author (2000)

Born in 1943 in Ottumwa, Iowa, H. Roger Grant is a professor of history at the University of Ohio at Akron. A contributor to numerous history journals, Grant is also a noted railway historian and editor of Railway History. His books on the subject include Erie Lackawanna: Death of an American Railroad, 1938-1992 (1994), and Living in the Depot: The Two-Story Railroad Station (1993). Grant has also published several collections of postcards with railways and Ohio history as their themes.

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