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The Hiawatha story

Author: Jim Scribbins
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2007.
Series: Fesler-Lampert Minnesota heritage book series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : English : 1st University of Minnesota Press edView all editions and formats
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Loved for their radically new, streamlined look, the Hiawathas Art Deco engines were a hallmark of American industrial design. For Midwestern passengers from Chicago to Aberdeen, the Hiawatha represented speed, comfort, and luxury. From 1935 to 1970 it carried countless passengers and even more memories. Richly illustrated, The Hiawatha Story brings the design and history of this beloved rail fleet to life.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Scribbins, Jim.
Hiawatha story.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2007
(DLC) 2007007491
(OCoLC)85019124
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Scribbins
ISBN: 9780816654178 0816654174
OCLC Number: 191732983
Notes: Originally published: Milwaukee : Kalmbach, 1970.
Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (267 pages) : illustrations, map.
Contents: Speed --
Enter the Hi : "speedlined" became adjective --
From tip top tap to beaver tail : the train that netted $700,000 in a year --
Ribbed cars and 4-6-4's : what was unprecedented became astounding --
100 hits 100 : a few figures for skeptics to mull over --
Diesels, war, and S.R.O. : an all-out war, all-out Hi's --
Famous 15 : the locomotive that sold the steam-powered Milwaukee Road on diesels --
Skytops and super domes : more diesels and enough new cars to make a 2 1/2-mile Hi --
Yellow paint and red ink : for President Crippen, "an unhappy task" --
North woods Hiawatha : the Hi that was the fisherman's friend --
Olympian Hiawatha : to fill a void, " a perfect train" --
Chippewa-Hiawatha : where aging Pacifics dimmed their headlights for deer.
Series Title: Fesler-Lampert Minnesota heritage book series.
Responsibility: Jim Scribbins.

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Loved for their radically new, streamlined look, the Hiawathas Art Deco engines were a hallmark of American industrial design. For Midwestern passengers from Chicago to Aberdeen, the Hiawatha represented speed, comfort, and luxury. From 1935 to 1970 it carried countless passengers and even more memories. Richly illustrated, The Hiawatha Story brings the design and history of this beloved rail fleet to life.

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