As kid from Minneapolis, the Milwaukee Road had quite a presence in the Twin Cities (now "The Cities") and was one of my favorites. The selection of photographs include the Milwaukee's eclectic fleet of diesel locomotives. Pictures of Pig's Eye Yard, St. Paul Union Depot, the Minneapolis Depot shared with the Soo Line and Rock Island plus pictures from the southern Minnesota branch lines bring back memories.
Out west the Milwaukee continues to the Pacific coast across the expansive prairies and through the forests with many pictures of bridges, tunnel portals and depots. A complete list of tunnels on the Milwaukee with altitude and length is included. Beginning in Minnesota and ending in Washington State this title is a nice color tour of the great Milwaukee Road.
Contents:A Brief History of the Milwaukee Road, pp. 3-5;Minnesota, pp. 6-56;South Dakota, pp. 57-61;Montana, pp. 62-100;Idaho, pp. 101-111;Washington State, pp. 112-128.
Take a ride on the Olympian Hiawatha from Minnesota to Seattle in this colorful book. Stations, towers, and yards are passed on the way west both in electrified territory and territory without wires.
Hardcover with jacket, 128 pages, standard portrait size, Color images with captions.