The North Western: A History of the Chicago & North Western Railway System (Hardcover)

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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.

About the Author


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.

Praise For…


"Richly detailed.... The writing is lively and the illustrations thoughtfully chosen."—Railroad History

"A lively commentary that should prove most fascinating.... A highly readable but serious history of the North Western."—Chicago Tribune

"A comprehensive and well-written study."—Trains



Product Details
ISBN: 9780875802145
ISBN-10: 0875802141
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
Publication Date: December 4th, 1996
Pages: 306
Language: English
Series: Railroads in America