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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:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st University of Minnesota Press edView all editions and formats
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First there was a single experimental coach, then an entire fleet. Soon Hiawatha was a railway legend. Loved for their radically new, streamlined look, the Hiawatha<U+2019>s Art Deco engines were a hallmark of American industrial design<U+2014>a genre of passenger cars from Tip Top Tap to Touralux to the glass-encased Skytop. For Midwestern passengers from Chicago to Aberdeen, the Hiawatha represented  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Scribbins
ISBN: 9780816650033 0816650039
OCLC Number: 85019124
Notes: Originally published: Milwaukee : Kalmbach, 1970.
Includes index.
Description: 267 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 x 28 cm.
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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First there was a single experimental coach, then an entire fleet. Soon Hiawatha was a railway legend. Loved for their radically new, streamlined look, the Hiawatha<U+2019>s Art Deco engines were a hallmark of American industrial design<U+2014>a genre of passenger cars from Tip Top Tap to Touralux to the glass-encased Skytop. For Midwestern passengers from Chicago to Aberdeen, the Hiawatha represented speed, comfort, and luxury, offering spectacular views of the rolling landscape. From 1935 to 1970 it carried countless passengers and even more memories. Richly illustrated with more than 350 photographs, The Hiawatha Story brings the design and history of this beloved rail fleet to life.

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