Iowa's Railroads: An Album

Paperback | June 1, 2009

EditorDon L. Hofsommer, H. Roger Grant

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At one point in time, no place in Iowa was more than a few miles from an active line of rail track. In this splendid companion volume to Steel Trails of Hawkeyeland (IUP, 2005), H. Roger Grant and Don L. Hofsommer explore the pivotal role that railroads played in the urban development of the state as well as the symbiotic relationship Iowa and its rails shared. With more than 400 black-and-white photographs, a solid inventory of depots and locations, and new information that is sure to impress even the most well-versed railfan, this detailed history of the state's railroads-including the Chicago & North Western, Cedar Rapids & Iowa City, and the Iowa Northern-will be an essential reference for railroad fans and historians, artists, and model railroad builders.

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At one point in time, no place in Iowa was more than a few miles from an active line of rail track. In this splendid companion volume to Steel Trails of Hawkeyeland (IUP, 2005), H. Roger Grant and Don L. Hofsommer explore the pivotal role that railroads played in the urban development of the state as well as the symbiotic relationship ...

H. Roger Grant is Kathryn and Calhoun Lemon Professor of History at Clemson University. He is author of 25 books, including Visionary Railroader (IUP, 2008). Grant has written company histories of the Chicago & North Western, the Chicago Great Western, the Erie Lackawanna, the Georgia & Florida, and the Wabash railroads. He lives in Ce...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.84 inPublished:June 1, 2009Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253220734

ISBN - 13:9780253220738

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Age of Steam
Chapter 2: Under the Wire
Chapter 3: Down at the Depot
Chapter 4: Shipping by Rail
Chapter 5: Working on the Railroad
Chapter 6: Diesel Revolution
Chapter 7: In Recent Times

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"Grant and Hofsommer, both native Iowans and respected railroad historians, have mined a wide variety of public and private photo collections, and the result is a visual feast of Iowa's railroad experience." -The Annals of Iowa, 69, Number 2