The Milwaukee Electrics is a book about legends. It is a book about the freight and passenger motors that ruled the Milwaukee Road's route through the mountains of Montana and Washington state for fifty-nine years. The electrics were a rugged and unique form of railroad motive power; fueled through copper wires instead of coal or oil. Much of the story is told through the railroaders who worked on them.
Contents: Ch. 1: The Route to Puget Sound, pp. 8-57; Ch. 2: The General Electric Motors, pp. 58-101; Ch. 3: The Steeple cab Switchers, pp. 102-109; Ch. 4: The Bi-Polars, pp. 110-127; Ch. 5: The Westinghouse Motors, pp. 128-143; Ch. 6: The Little Joes, pp. 144-170; Ch. 7: The Snowplows, pp. 171-179; Ch. 8: The Electrical Distribution System, pp. 180-193; Ch. 9: The Idaho Division, pp. 194-227; Ch. 10: Economics and Company Policy, pp. 228-241; Ch. 11: Tales of the Rails, pp. 242-271; Ch. 12: Technical Appendix, Locomotives, pp. 272-301; Bibliography and Index, pp. 302-304.
Hundman Publishing, hardcover with jacket, 304 pages, 8.5 x 11 x 1 in; 300 photographs (8 pages in color); maps; diagrams; roster.