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Prairie whistles : tales of midwest railroading

Author: Dennis Boyer
Publisher: Black Earth, Wis. : Trails Books, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis Boyer
ISBN: 091502490X 9780915024902
OCLC Number: 47032623
Description: viii, 128 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Blow the whistle and ring the bell. Deadheading on the 381 ; All-American engines ; Railroad boot camp ; Pullman hanky-panky ; Timber Road ; Steady as she goes ; Rolling the distant signal ; Undercover engine trainee ; "Easterners" ; Wreck of the Milwaukee. --
pt. 2. Grease, cinders, and signals. Steamed up ; Epitaph for a section head ; High altitude railroading ; Caboose No. 992094 ; Ties that bind ; Tender boy ; Tower times ; Oktoberfest special ; Accidental carman ; Working section ; Hospital train ; The money hole ; Key man ; Shop chicks. --
pt. 3. Fellow travelers. Drover's caboose ; Tater fraters ; King Ole: hobo boss of the Midwest ; Steaming ore ; Orphan trains ; Ghost train ; Little boy's eyes ; Immigrant train ; Railroad digs ; Valley characters ; Railroad canteen ; Ship jumper, train hopper ; Fifty years on the bench ; Honeymoon train ; Runaway train ; River City layout ; Lincoln's depot. --
Some railroading terms.
Responsibility: Dennis Boyer.

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