Minnesota Railroads
By Steve Glischinski  

 

Minnesota Railroads

This illustrated volume offers an enlightening—and irresistibly entertaining—look at Minnesota railroads from that shining moment near the end of the romantic era of steam locomotives and luxury passenger lines to the reemergence of railroads as one of the few profitable transportation industries in our day.

Remarkable photographs, many never before published, take you inside the cab of a huge steam locomotive, which hauled iron ore from the Mesabi Range, and into the lounge car of the luxurious North Coast Limited streamliner. We visit the huge shops that worked on massive 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 brand new locomotives speeding container trains west at Hawley in 2009, Minnesota Railroads combines thrilling close-ups and an edifying long view, fine details and a full history.

Traveling from Winton to Worthington, Noyes to Winona, tracking the transition from steam to diesel and the mergers that created today’s megarailroads, Minnesota Railroads gives readers a richly textured picture of railroading’s past and future and its impact on life in Minnesota. Hardcover, 11 x 10 ", 296 pages, 178 b/w photographs, 190 color photographs, 2 maps.

ISBN: 978-0-8166-7591-3

Price: $39.95

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