The Milwaukee Road

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Voyageur Press, Oct 29, 2005 - Transportation - 160 pages
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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.
 

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Travel the existence of the Milwaukee Road, from its rapid rise - figuratively and literally (as the railroad traverses the Rocky Mountains) - to its planned demise. Read full review

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
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Reaching the Pacific
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About the author (2005)

Tom Murray has worked in the rail industry since 1970 with the Boston & Maine, Soo Line, CSX, and Southern Pacific. He has also worked as a transportation consultant and is a regular contributor to Trains magazine. The author of five railroad books, he lives in Santa Maria, California.

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