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The Milwaukee Road
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The Milwaukee Road

by Tom Murray
 

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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“A strong feature is the inclusion of vintage ads that are not typically seen elsewhere.” — Railroad History

“The book, a concise business history, is well designed with many graphics including maps, timetables, and period advertising interspersing the text … This is a good read belonging in the library of any Milwaukee aficionado.” — The Lexington Quarterly

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Author Murray has assembled a well-balanced and attractive volume of the railroad’s 135 year history. This book was an interesting read and should appeal to anyone with an affection for the Milwaukee Road.” —Michigan Railroad Club

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760320723
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
09/29/2005
Series:
Railroad Color History Series
Edition description:
First
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.63(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.75(d)

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
The Lexington Quarterly, September 2006

“The book, a concise business history, is well designed with many graphics including maps, timetables, and period advertising interspersing the text … This is a good read belonging in the library of any Milwaukee aficionado.”

                                                                                                                                                          

Michigan Railroad Club, December 2006

“Author Murray has assembled a well-balanced and attractive volume of the railroad’s 135 year history. This book was an interesting read and should appeal to anyone with an affection for the Milwaukee Road.”

Railroad History, Fall/Winter 2006

“A strong feature is the inclusion of vintage ads that are not typically seen elsewhere.”

Meet the Author

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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