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The Milwaukee Road: Its First Hundred Years

by August Derleth

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2597 The Milwaukee Road: Its First Hundred Years, by August Derleth (read 18 Apr 1994) This is a 1948 book which is really great. I was most interested since I have ridden the Milwaukee more than any other railroad, and its president from 1899 to 1917 was Albert J. Earling, whose surname is the name of my hometown. The railroad went broke in 1925 and again in the 1930's. The account of the robbery engineered by postal inspector William J. Fahy on June 12, 1924, the 1936 snows, etc., make fascinating reading. The book is very pro-Milwaukee Road, but that didn't bother me. I'd like to read its history from 1948 to the present. I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed this good book. ( )
  Schmerguls | Apr 9, 2008 |
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From its incorporation in 1847 in Wisconsin Territory to its first run in 1851—twenty miles between Milwaukee and Waukesha—to its later position of far-flung power, the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul &Pacific Railroad Company had a vivid history. By 1948, the Milwaukee Road had more than 40,000 employees and maintained more than 10,000 miles of line in twelve states from Indiana to Washington.

Also in 1948, August Derleth's popular and well-crafted corporate history celebrated the strength and status of this mighty carrier. On February 19, 1985, the railroad became a subsidiary of Soo Line Corporation and its identity vanished overnight. Nonetheless, it remains a romantic memory, and Derleth's book remains the only complete history of this innovative and dynamic railroad.

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