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. Hardcover 292 pages.
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Detailed history of train service from Chicago to Geneva Lake in Wisconsin. Includes narrative history, maps, black and white photographs, schedules, and route diagrams.