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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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. p. 5
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 6-7
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  1. Speed
  2. pp. 8-9
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  1. Enter the Hi: "Speedlined" became the adjective
  2. pp. 10-27
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  1. From Tip Top Tap to Beaver Tail: The train that netted $700,000 in a year
  2. pp. 28-39
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  1. Ribbed Cars and 4-6-4'S: What was unprecedented became astounding
  2. pp. 40-63
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  1. 100 Hits 100: A few figures for skeptics to mull over
  2. pp. 64-71
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  1. Diesels, War, and S.R.O.: In an all-out war, all-out Hi's
  2. pp. 72-83
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  1. Famous 15: The locomotive that sold the steam-powered Milwaukee Road on diesels
  2. pp. 84-89
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  1. Skytops and Super Domes: More diesels and enough new cars to make a 21/2-mile Hi
  2. pp. 90-115
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  1. Yellow Pain and Red Ink: For President Crippen, "an unhappy task"
  2. pp. 116-127
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  1. North Woods Hiawatha: The Hi that was the fisherman's friend
  2. pp. 128-139
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  1. Midwest Hiawatha: "The audacity to challenge entrenchments"
  2. pp. 140-155
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  1. Olympian Hiawatha: To fill a void, "a perfect train"
  2. pp. 156-187
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  1. Chippewa-Hiawatha: Where aging Pacifics dimmed their headlights for deer
  2. pp. 188-201
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 202-203
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  1. Way of the Hiawathas
  2. pp. 204-223
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  1. Locomotives
  2. pp. 224-257
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  1. Rolling Stock
  2. pp. 258-265
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 266-267
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  1. About the Author, Other Works by the Publisher
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780816654178
Print ISBN
9780816650033
MARC Record
OCLC
191732983
Pages
272
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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