The North Western: A History of the Chicago & North Western Railway System

The North Western: A History of the Chicago & North Western Railway System

by H. Roger Grant


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Leading railroad historian H. Roger Grant tells the story of the Chicago & North Western Railway from 1848, when the Galena & Chicago Union Railroad ran the first train west from Chicago, to the Union Pacific takeover in 1995. With a lively narrative and 173 illustrations, including historical photographs and maps, he reveals the inner workings of a railroad that once spanned nine states and has long intrigued enthusiasts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780875802145
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 12/04/1996
Series: Railroads in America Series
Pages: 306
Sales rank: 314,431
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

H. Roger Grant, Professor of History at Clemson University, is author of 23 books, most of them on railroad history. His earlier company histories cover the Chicago & North Western, the Chicago Great Western, the Erie Lackawanna, and the Wabash railroads.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
1. The Galena
2. The North Western Emerges
3. Years of Expansion, 1877-1892
4. The Omaha Road
5. The Hughitt Era
6. "The Best of Everything"
7. The Great War and the Roaring Twenties
8. The Great Depression and Bankruptcy
9. The Second World War and Postwar Railroading
10. The Heineman Era
11. Employee Ownership and After: The Provo and Wolfe Administrations
12. The Final Years
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