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Milwaukee Road Remembered.

Author: Jim Scribbins
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2008.
Series: Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage Book.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific was a railroad with a big personality. For a time it offered the world?s fastest steam-powered passenger trains. Extending from Indiana to Puget Sound, it crossed five mountain ranges in Montana, Idaho, and Washington. It was also the first railroad to prove the feasibility of long distance movement of heavy trains by electricity. All-welded freight and passenger cars were  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Scribbins
ISBN: 9780816666621 0816666628 1299949894 9781299949898
OCLC Number: 437119949
Description: 1 online resource (169 p.)
Contents: CONTENTS; WHY REMEMBER THE MILWAUKEE ROAD?; A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE MILWAUKEE ROAD; THE HIAWATHAS; OTHER NAME TRAINS OF THE MILWAUKEE ROAD; MOTOR CARS; THE COLORFUL MILWAUKEE ROAD; CITY TICKET OFFICES; DINING CARS; OBSERVATION CARS; WINTER; STEAM FREIGHT TRAINS; ELECTRIC FREIGHT TRAINS; DIESEL FREIGHT TRAINS; GLOSSARY AND GAZETTEER; INDEX.
Series Title: Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage Book.

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The Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific was a railroad with a big personality. For a time it offered the world?s fastest steam-powered passenger trains. Extending from Indiana to Puget Sound, it crossed five mountain ranges in Montana, Idaho, and Washington. It was also the first railroad to prove the feasibility of long distance movement of heavy trains by electricity. All-welded freight and passenger cars were pioneered in its shops, and Milwaukee Road mechanical engineers planned the first streamlined steam locomotives intended for sustained 100 mph speeds. In Milwaukee Road Remembered e.

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