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The Milwaukee Road Tom Murray

The Milwaukee Road

Tom Murray

Published October 29th 2005
ISBN : 9780760320723
Hardcover
160 pages
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The true grit and glory days of one of Americas 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 theMoreThe true grit and glory days of one of Americas 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 railroads late-nineteenth-century beginnings to its purchase by onetime rival Soo Line in 1985, the book looks at The Milwaukee Roads famed streamlined Hiawatha passenger trains, the Little Joe electric locomotives, and the sprawling fabrication and repair facilities in its namesake city. Whether surveying the railroads routes and the trains that plied them, and the people who worked behind the scenes, or focusing on the lines 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.