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  • Milwaukee Road In Its Hometown (Scribbins)

Milwaukee was unquestionably the hometown of its namesake railroad, so much so that the Chicago, Milwaukee, St Paul and Pacific was indelibly linked in the public mind as The Milwaukee Road. The road was the creation of Milwaukeeans, and a strong argument can be made that it was the city's most enthusiastic promoter. Milwaukee Road dominated the Menomonee Valley, the industrial heart of the metropolis. Milwaukee would not have achieved its industrial strength without the web of hometown rails bringing raw material from the west, north, and soutwest and then moving the finished products, principally through the Chicago gateway. In its prime, Milwaukee Shops was a major employer as it crafted freight and passenger cars, and even locomotives.The Milwaukee rails were well polished in the Golden Years: in 1946 an average of more than 150 trains and switching movements passed Grand Avenue tower each day. This book is an excellant history of the Milwaukee Railroad operations in Milwaukee, with many interesting and well-captioned B&W photographs. 1998 Kalmbach Books. Softcover. VG. 128pp. W5-GBPJ-5M1M  

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Milwaukee Road In Its Hometown (Scribbins)

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