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Chicago & North Western Peninsula Division 1940-1996 Vol. 1
Chicago & North Western Peninsula Division 1940-1996 Vol. 1

Chicago & North Western Peninsula Division 1940-1996 Vol. 1

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James E. Lewnard

Four Ways West Publications, 2018


The historical photographs in this title are obviously in B&W with the later day images in Color. There are some maps and tables of data to accompany the text. There is more text with this title than you will see in a Morning Sun title.

Chicago & North Western's Peninsula Division was built to haul iron ore. For over one hundred and twenty years (the) North Western hauled iron ore from the Marquette and Menominee Iron Ranges to the docks at Escanaba, Michigan for trans-loading into ore boats. The railroad quickly expanded its service to haul every conceivable commodity as agriculture and industry developed in the Upper Peninsula and the northeast corner of Wisconsin.

Chicago & North Western Peninsula Division combines a carefully researched history of the railroad's facilities, equipment, and operations with over 300 B&W and Color photographs of trains, stations, and servicing facilities. Detailed photo captions explain the operation of the railroad from Green Bay through Escanaba to Ishpeming, and from Powers through Iron Mountain to Watersmeet, with a special focus on the Escanaba ore docks, industries and mines served in on-line communities, and the operation of passenger trains.

Introduction, pp. 5-7;
Construction of the Peninusla Rail Road, pp. 8-12;
Chicago & North Western Peninsula Division Map, pg. 13;
Escanaba Terminal, pp. 14-35;
Escanaba to Ishpeming, pp. 36-60;
Green Bay Terminal, pp. 61-67;
Duck Creek to Escanaba, pp. 68-111;
Powers to Watersmeet, pp. 112-154;
Ore Line Subdivision: The Schlesinge Line, pp. 155-160.

Four Ways West Publications, hardcover, 160 pages, standard portrait book 8 x 10 in., B&W and Color photographs, maps, lists of industries served at various locations.

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