When the Railroad Leaves Town: American Communities in the Age of Rail Line Abandonment, Volume 2

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Truman State Univ Press, 2004 - Transportation - 333 pages
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This book tells the story of closing rail lines from historic junctions, aging industrial centers, agricultural villages, and familiar tourist destinations throughout the eastern half of the United States. Joseph Schwieterman takes a look at events that contributed to the demise of railroads in 64 towns and cities distinguished by their notable railroad histories or unusual experiences with rail line abandonment. Rail line abandonment claimed more than half of U.S. rail route mileage during the past 50 years and is accompanied by controversial and unexpected developments--events affecting communities years after the last train departed. This book is a concise narrative, with contrasting photos of local train stations in their prime and after abandonment.
 

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Contents

ARKANSAS
17
HAWAII
113
IDAHO
119
ILLINOIS
130
KANSAS
145
MINNESOTA
156
MONTANA
166
NEBRASKA
176
NORTH DAKOTA
210
UTAH
240
WASHINGTON
261
WISCONSIN
285
WYOMING
300
Preserving Intercity Corridors
311
Selected Bibliography
319
Copyright

NEW MEXICO
199

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