The 400 Story: Chicago & North Western's Premier Passenger Trains - Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage (Paperback)Jim Scribbins (author)
Paperback 232 Pages / Published: 02/05/2008
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Three midwestern railroads introduced luxury passenger service in 1935, competing for Chicago-Twin Cities business and leisure travelers. Chicago and North Western\u2019s modern, sleek, and fast rail line began with a conventional steam-powered train dubbed the \u201c400\u201d and named after its ambitious schedule: \u201c400 miles in 400 minutes.\u201d In 1939, it evolved into an even faster diesel-powered streamlined train, eventually expanding into a fleet of streamliners that served Wisconsin, Minnesota, and upper Michigan. The 400 Story captures the excitement of this era, tracing the rise and fall of the premier passenger system that made \u201cTwin Cities 400\u201d a household term in the upper Midwest. Jim Scribbins had a lifetime career at Milwaukee Road and is the author of The Hiawatha Story (Minnesota, 2006) and four other books about upper midwestern railroads. He lives in West Bend, Wisconsin.
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 662 g
Dimensions: 216 x 279 x 12 mm
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