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Minnesota Railroads: A Photographic History, 1940-2012 by Steve Glischinski


“The Great Northern Railway, in the eventful 12 months of 1941, met every requirement made of it because the Nation hurriedly prepared for war.” So Great Northern’s president talked about the Minnesota railroad that transported the tanks and airplanes, materiel and troops, that were vital to The united states’s defense force success. This illustrated quantity offers an enlightening—and irresistibly interesting—look at Minnesota railroads from that shining moment, near the top of the romantic era of steam locomotives and luxury passenger traces, to the reemergence of railroads as one of the crucial few winning transportation industries in our day.

Exceptional photographs, many never sooner than printed, take us inside the cab of a enormous steam locomotive, which hauled iron ore from the Mesabi Vary, and into the lounge automotive of the splendid North Coast Limited streamliner. We consult with the huge shops that labored on large locomotives and go trackside to witness the morning rush hour at the St. Paul Union Depot. From the modest St. Charles depot welcoming the Rochester 400 in 1962 to model-new locomotives speeding container trains west at Hawley in 2009, Minnesota Railroads combines thrilling shut-u.s.a.and an edifying long view, fine important points and a full history.

Traveling from Winton to Worthington, Noyes to Winona, monitoring the transition from steam to diesel and the mergers that created these days’s mega railroads, Minnesota Railroads gives readers a richly textured image of railroading’s previous and future and its influence on life in Minnesota.

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Writer: Steve Glischinski Writer: Univ Of Minnesota .. Binding: Hardcover Language: English Pages: 296

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