The Tootin' Louie

A History of the Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway

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Author: Donovan L. Hofsommer

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816643660

Category: Transportation

Page: 374

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The definitive history of one of the Midwest's most remarkable railroads.

The Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway

A Photographic History

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Author: Donovan L. Hofsommer

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816651310

Category: Transportation

Page: 277

View: 8456

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John W. Barriger III

Railroad Legend

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Author: H Roger Grant

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253032911

Category: Transportation

Page: 244

View: 9353

In John W. Barriger III: Railroad Legend, historian H. Roger Grant details the fascinating life and impact of a transportation tycoon and "doctor of sick railroads." After graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, John W. Barriger III (1899–1976) started his career on the Pennsylvania Railroad as a rodman, shop hand, and then assistant yardmaster. His enthusiasm, tenacity, and lifelong passion for the industry propelled him professionally, culminating in leadership roles at Monon Railroad, Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad, Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad and the Boston and Maine Railroad. His legendary capability to save railroad corporations in peril earned him the nickname "doctor of sick railroads," and his impact was also felt far from the train tracks, as he successfully guided New Deal relief efforts for the Railroad Division of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation during the Depression and served in the Office of Defense Transportation during World War II. Featuring numerous personal photographs and interviews, John W. Barriger III is an intimate account of a railroad magnate and his role in transforming the transportation industry.

The Iron Road in the Prairie State

The Story of Illinois Railroading

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Author: Simon Cordery

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253019125

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

View: 8713

In 1836, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas agreed on one thing: Illinois needed railroads. Over the next fifty years, the state became the nation’s railroad hub, with Chicago at its center. Speculators, greed, growth, and regulation followed as the railroad industry consumed unprecedented amounts of capital and labor. A nationwide market resulted, and the Windy City became the site of opportunities and challenges that remain to this day. In this first-of-its-kind history, full of entertaining anecdotes and colorful characters, Simon Cordery describes the explosive growth of Illinois railroads and its impact on America. Cordery shows how railroading in Illinois influenced railroad financing, the creation of a national economy, and government regulation of business. Cordery's masterful chronicle of rail development in Illinois from 1837 to 2010 reveals how the state’s expanding railroads became the foundation of the nation’s rail network.

Visionary Railroader

Jervis Langdon Jr. and the Transportation Revolution

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Author: H. Roger Grant

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253352169

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 258

View: 9006

First book-length biography of the ""doctor of sick railroads""