The North Western: A History of the Chicago & North Western Railway System (Railroads in America)
Leading railroad historian H. Roger Grant tells the story of the Chicago & North Western Railway from 1848, when the Galena & Chicago Union Railroad ran the first train west from Chicago, to the Union Pacific takeover in 1995. With a lively narrative and 173 illustrations, including historical photographs and maps, he reveals the inner workings of a railroad that once spanned nine states and has long intrigued enthusiasts.
- Brand: Brand: Northern Illinois University Press
- ASIN: 0875802141
Northwestern Pacific Railroad: Eureka to Willits (Images of Rail)
The year 2014 marks the centennial of the completion of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad (NWP), celebrated by driving a �golden spike� at Cain Rock in October 1914. This achievement was the culmination of a massive, six-year engineering effort to connect rail lines ending at Willits with the early lumber company railroads of the Humboldt Bay region. When it was completed, the NWP linked Eureka with San Francisco by rail, a milestone in the history of Humboldt and Northern Mendocino Counties. This book examines the impact of the NWP on Northwestern California. Although no longer operational, the railroad today symbolizes the ongoing struggle to connect this isolated region with the wider world.
- ASIN: B00SSLUZJE
London and Northwestern from Great Britain STATION DEPOT L&NW Railroad Postcard
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- Brand: Postcard
- ASIN: B079WN7ZGW
A Shelter of Hope (Westward Chronicles Book #1)
- ASIN: B00B5J4UG0
The Meanest and "Damnest" Job: Being the Civil War Exploits and Civilian Accomplishments of Colonel Edmund Winchester Rucker During and After the War
Most Civil War histories focus on the performance of top-level generals. However, it was the individual officers below them who actually led the troops to enact the orders. Some of these were remarkably effective. One such officer was Edmund Winchester Rucker. He was a force to be reckoned with, both during the Civil War and in his post-war business ventures. He was courageous, tough and resourceful, and achieved significant results in every assignment. During the campaign by the United States Army to capture the upper Mississippi River, Rucker and his faithful Confederate artillerists, with only three operable cannons, held off the entire Federal fleet which possessed 105 heavy guns. Later, in East Tennessee, Rucker’s duties included punishing saboteurs and conscripting unwilling local citizens into the Confederate Army. He described these assignments as: “The meanest and damnest [sic] duty a soldier had to perform.” Following the battles for Chattanooga, he served with General Nathan Bedford Forrest as a cavalry brigade commander, earning high merits for his performance. Rucker’s leadership was a major factor in the Confederate victory in the Battle of Brices Cross Roads, which has been called “History’s Greatest Cavalry Battle.” Subsequent to the Battle of Nashvi...
- ASIN: B07SB497BL
The Art Depot Blue Monday by Annie Lee (26 x 21.125 inches - Black Frame)
A popular and timeless open edition work of art by the late master artist Annie Lee that depicts an African American woman rising on a Monday morning tired but ready to keep on keepin' on.This work of art ships framed and ready to hang in a black 2 inch frame. Perfect for any fan of African American art or the late great Annie Lee.Artist Bio: Artist Annie Frances Lee was born on March 3, 1935, in Gadsden, Alabama; raised by a single parent, she grew up in Chicago, Illinois, and attended Wendell Phillips High School. Lee began painting at an early age, winning her first art competition at the age of ten. Lee was offered a four year scholarship to attend Northwestern University after high school, but married instead and raised a family.It was not until age forty that Lee decided to pursue a career as an artist; she enrolled in Loop Junior College and completed her undergraduate work at Mundelein College in Chicago. After eight years of night classes while working at Northwestern Railroad as a clerk in the engineering department, Lee earned her M.A. degree in interdisciplinary arts education from Loyola University. Lee's railroad job inspired one of her most popular paintings, Blue Monday, which depicts a woman struggling to pull herself out of bed on a Monday morning. Her trademark...
- Color: Blue,white,brown,black
- Brand: The Art Depot
- ASIN: B07RQFJN9T
Housekeeping: A Novel
A modern classic, Housekeeping is the story of Ruth and her younger sister, Lucille, who grow up haphazardly, first under the care of their competent grandmother, then of two comically bumbling great-aunts, and finally of Sylvie, their eccentric and remote aunt. The family house is in the small Far West town of Fingerbone set on a glacial lake, the same lake where their grandfather died in a spectacular train wreck, and their mother drove off a cliff to her death. It is a town "chastened by an outsized landscape and extravagant weather, and chastened again by an awareness that the whole of human history had occurred elsewhere." Ruth and Lucille's struggle toward adulthood beautifully illuminates the price of loss and survival, and the dangerous and deep undertow of transience.
- Brand: Picador USA
- ASIN: 0312424094
Chicago & Northwestern Freight Trains and Equipment
Pat Dorin has compiled another nice C&NW book, this one dealing with a general overview of the line's freight trains and cars over the years, with concentration from the 1930s to modern times. This book is rich with great illustrations showing steam and diesel locomotives, cars of all types, and information about how the trains were operated, as well as excellent train photos. The book should be ideal for any C&NW fan or modeler interested in this road or in freight trains and equipment in general.
- Brand: Brand: TLC Publishing
- ASIN: 1883089859
David Moffat's Denver, Northwestern and Pacific: The Moffat Road
- ASIN: 0962070726
Five-Mile Spur Line: A Railroad History of Sycamore, Illinois
During the Sycamore & Cortland Railroad's 24 years of independent operation (1859-1883), the city of Sycamore treated the railroad and each of its depots like public monuments. They were built in a time of extreme frontier competition. The success of the Sycamore & Cortland Railroad attracted new settlers, businesses, and manufacturing interests, which, in turn, attracted more railroads: the Chicago & North Western, the Chicago Great Western, and the electric railroads of the early 20th century. Without the original railroad, Sycamore would have dried up and disappeared, passed over by progress and left to decay on the wild northern Illinois prairie. Writer and historian Clint Cargile brings Sycamore's unique railroad history to life. He weaves the story of the Sycamore & Cortland Railroad into the history of the city itself, showing that Sycamore owes its very existence to the five miles of railroad track that served as a gateway to commerce, culture, and a century of American progress.
- ASIN: 0989716708
The Corn Belt Route: A History of the Chicago Great Western Railroad Company (Railroads in America)
The Chicago Great Western Railroad was a spunky midwestern carrier that contributed mightily to the transportation industry. The 1,500-mile CGW, built by the iconoclastic and ambitious A. B. Stickney, proved to be exceptionally innovative as it developed new ways to compete with larger railroads. Pitted against tough, determined competitors, the CGW during its eighty-five years made innovations that changed the history of American transportation. Among the pioneering activities for which the Great Western is remembered are the early use of internal combustion equipment, the hauling of truck trailers atop flatcars ("piggy-backs"), and the use of extremely long freight trains. Indeed, much of the railroad's past supports the notion that smaller, less-established carriers like the CGW frequently stimulated changes in industry thinking and practices. In spite of its innovations, the path of the Great Western, sometimes called the "Great Weedy," did not always run smoothly. In the 1930s, John W. Barriger III quipped, "The Chicago Great Western is a mountain railroad in a prairie country serving a traffic vacuum." Such a negative assessment was not uncommon for this Granger pike, which in fact climbed some steep grades and owned a long tunnel. And while the road did not operate in a "t...
- Brand: Brand: Northern Illinois University Press
- ASIN: 0875800955
The Art Depot The Mother Board by Annie Lee (18x29 inches - Framed Art Print) (Gold Frame)
An open edition work of art by Annie Lee depicting a group of African American missionary board members sitting in church praise praising the heavenly father during a church service. Perfect for fans of religious-themed art or the fine art of the late great master artist Annie Lee.This work of art ships framed and ready to hang in a 2 inch frame. Perfect for any fan of African American art or the late great Annie Lee.Artist Bio: Artist Annie Frances Lee was born on March 3, 1935, in Gadsden, Alabama; raised by a single parent, she grew up in Chicago, Illinois, and attended Wendell Phillips High School. Lee began painting at an early age, winning her first art competition at the age of ten. Lee was offered a four-year scholarship to attend Northwestern University after high school, but married instead and raised a family.It was not until age forty that Lee decided to pursue a career as an artist; she enrolled in Loop Junior College and completed her undergraduate work at Mundelein College in Chicago. After eight years of night classes while working at Northwestern Railroad as a clerk in the engineering department, Lee earned her M.A. degree in interdisciplinary arts education from Loyola University. Lee's railroad job inspired one of her most popular paintings, Blue Monday, which ...
- Color: Gold Frame
- Brand: The Art Depot
- ASIN: B07SPH6KQL
Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express (On My Own History)
Kate stared at the rickety wooden bridge. There were boards loose on its narrow walkway. There was no railing to hold on to. She was afraid to cross this bridge even in daylight. But she had to cross it now. She had to get to the train station in time to stop the midnight express. When a heavy storm destroyed the bridge over Honey Creek, near Kate Shelley's home in Moingona, Iowa, fifteen-year-old Kate bravely rushed out into the storm, saving the lives of two men and preventing hundreds of other lives from being lost. This is the true story of a young girl's resourcefulness and courage in the face of great danger.
- Brand: First Avenue Editions
- ASIN: 0876145411
Electric Railway Pioneer: Commuting on the Northwestern Pacific, 1903-1941
Well-written and comprehensive history of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad's suburban electrics in Marin County, California. This line was a pioneer in many aspects, introducing power system and block signal designs that made it a test ground for later subway and rapid transit installations. The full flavor of electric commuter operations (and the San Francisco Bay ferries that served Sausalito and Tiburon) is captured in a clear, detailed narrative complemented by evocative black and white photos. Includes section on the Electra, a steeple-cab, standard gauge locomotive built in the NP shops and used for freight haulage from 1903-1906. With rosters listing wooden motor cars, wooden trailer cars, steel suburban coaches, and ferries of the NP and its predecessors. Includes bibliography. Decorative end papers show timetables (front) and Special Rules (back). This is Interurbans Special 84. 126 pages with index.
- ASIN: 0916374556
Wheat Belt Route : Wichita Northwestern : The Story of a Dust Bowl Railroad
Fascinating history of the Wichita Northwestern Railway which began life as the Anthony & Northern. The line ran from Hays, Kansas to Trousdale through Larned and Belpre, with an east/west line from Kinsley through Iuka to Pratt, connecting with the Rock Island and the Santa Fe. The book, based on years of research, covers the railroad's struggle to survive hauling wheat in the face of truck competition, drought and the Depression while providing a lifeline to many small communities.Chapters cover locomotives, depots, rolling stock, passenger rail motor cars, freight and passenger services, maintenance of way equipment and a related railroad, the Kansas & Oklahoma. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos. With locomotive rosters, equipment rosters, timetables, bibliography and map. 92 pages.
- ASIN: 0942035453
12,000 Days on the North Western Line: The Life and Times of a Railroad Civil Engineer 1947-1980
- ASIN: 0977608808
Nebraska's Cowboy Trail: A User's Guide
The Chicago & Northwestern railroad’s “Cowboy Line” was active for more than one hundred years—delivering gold from the Black Hills, transporting livestock from the ranches in the West, and carrying passengers through northern Nebraska. Now the 321-mile-long rail line is being remade into Nebraska’s first state recreational trail which, when completed, will become the nation’s longest rail-to-trail conversion. Nebraska’s Cowboy Trail: A User’s Guide is the essential companion for anyone planning to hike, bike, or ride horseback on the Cowboy Recreation and Nature Trail, which currently extends from Norfolk to Valentine and will eventually stretch all the way to Chadron. The trail runs through numerous communities, accommodates multiple uses, and provides an up-close look at the ecology of the Great Plains—a view too easily missed when speeding by in a car. Keith Terry’s guidebook enhances appreciation of the trail’s natural advantages with descriptions of the region’s flora and fauna and with pointers for food, lodging, and camping. He also provides brief narratives about historical events that occurred along the route. This guide illuminates a historical corridor of the Great Plains and will heighten the trail user’s experience.
- Brand: Brand: Bison Books
- ASIN: 0803294603
Steam Tramways Of Denver; The Colorado Eastern Railroad; Denver, Longmont and Northwestern
- ASIN: B000ZGS3XA
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