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Leading railroad historian H. Roger Grant tells the story of the Chicago & North Western Railway from 1848, when the Galena & Chicago Union Railroad ran the first train west from Chicago, to the Union Pacific takeover in 1995. With a lively narrative and 173 illustrations, including historical photographs and maps, he reveals the inner workings of a railroad that once spanned nine states and has long intrigued enthusiasts.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780875802145
ISBN-10: 0875802141
Format: Hardback
(279mm x 216mm x 23mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Northern Illinois University Press
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
Publish Date: 4-Dec-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - H. Roger Grant

H. Roger Grant, Professor of History at Clemson University, is author of 23 books, most of them on railroad history. His earlier company histories cover the Chicago & North Western, the Chicago Great Western, the Erie Lackawanna, and the Wabash railroads.

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