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Milwaukee road remembered.


Milwaukee road remembered.

Scribbins, Jim.

U. of Minnesota Press


167 pages




Dozens of archival photographs enhance this historical account of the Milwaukee Road railroad line and its pioneering set of streamlined steam locomotives that were capable of sustaining speeds of 100 miles per hour over long distances. Scribbins, a former employee of Milwaukee Road and noted author, outlines the innovative technologies that used steam, electricity and diesel power to propel these locomotives along their 914-mile trek from Indiana to the Puget Sound. The author describes the efforts it took to get this line off the drawing board and onto the rails, and also provides details on the everyday operations of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad for general audiences, especially for anyone who has ever traveled on these specific trains.

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Date:Jun 1, 2009
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