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First there was a single experimental coach, then an entire fleet. Soon "Hiawatha "was a railway legend. Loved for their radically new, streamlined look, the "Hiawatha "s" "Art Deco engines were a hallmark of American industrial design a genre of passenger cars from Tip Top Tap to Touralux to the glass-encased Skytop. For Midwestern passengers from Chicago to Aberdeen, the "Hiawatha "represented speed, comfort, and luxury, offering spectacular views of the rolling landscape. From 1935 to 1970 it carried countless passengers and even more memories. Richly illustrated with more than 350 photographs, "The Hiawatha Story "brings the design and history of this beloved rail fleet to life. Jim Scribbins had a lifetime career at Milwaukee Road and is the author of five books about upper Midwestern railroads. He lives in West Bend, Wisconsin."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780816650033
ISBN-10: 0816650039
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 279mm x 15mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 21-May-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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