Iowa's Railroads: An Album [NOOK Book]

Overview

At one point in time, no place in Iowa was more than a few miles from an active line
of rail track. In this splendid companion volume to Steel Trails of Hawkeyeland (IUP, 2005), H.
Roger Grant and Don L. Hofsommer explore the pivotal role that railroads played in the urban
development of the state as well as the symbiotic relationship Iowa ...

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Iowa's Railroads: An Album

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Overview

At one point in time, no place in Iowa was more than a few miles from an active line
of rail track. In this splendid companion volume to Steel Trails of Hawkeyeland (IUP, 2005), H.
Roger Grant and Don L. Hofsommer explore the pivotal role that railroads played in the urban
development of the state as well as the symbiotic relationship Iowa and its rails shared. With more
than 400 black-and-white photographs, a solid inventory of depots and locations, and new
information that is sure to impress even the most well-versed railfan, this detailed history of
the state's railroads—including the Chicago & North Western, Cedar Rapids & Iowa City,
and the Iowa Northern—will be an essential reference for railroad fans and historians,
artists, and model railroad builders.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253013767
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 5/11/2009
  • Series: Railroads Past and Present
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • File size: 80 MB
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Meet the Author

H. Roger Grant is Kathryn and Calhoun Lemon Professor of History at Clemson
University. He is author of 25 books, including Visionary Railroader (IUP, 2008). Grant has written
company histories of the Chicago & North Western, the Chicago Great Western, the Erie
Lackawanna, the Georgia & Florida, and the Wabash railroads. He lives in Central, South
Carolina.

Don L. Hofsommer is Professor of History at St. Cloud State University
and president of the Lexington Group. He is author of Katy Northwest (IUP, 1999) and Steel Trails of
Hawkeyeland (IUP, 2005). A native of Iowa, he now resides in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Age of Steam
Chapter 2: Under the Wire
Chapter 3: Down
at the Depot
Chapter 4: Shipping by Rail
Chapter 5: Working on the
Railroad
Chapter 6: Diesel Revolution
Chapter 7: In Recent Times

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