This 208 page pictorial covers the history of the Chicago Great Western during its later years in Minnesota. An in-depth study of this beloved Granger road, this book includes information and a wealth of photographs covering the road's mainline, branch lines, depots, terminals, iron mining operations and day to day struggle to survive.
The book also features a collection of never before published construction photographs of the Winona & Southwestern and the Winona Bridge Company. If you are a CGW fan, a student of railroading in Minnesota or one who naturally roots for the underdog, this book is a must!
Contents: The Main Line (Minneapolis to Austin, Minnesota), pp. 5-54; The Branch Lines (Rochester-Osage Line, Red Wing-Rochester Line, Red Wing-Randolph Line, Mankato Branch), pp. 55-139; The Winona Branch, pp. 140-166; Along the Right-of-Way, pp. 186-208.
Grenadier Publications, hardcover with jacket, 208 pages, standard portrait book 8 x 10 in., with 400+ B&W photographs and 15 maps.