Main Line of Mid-America

The Story of the Illinois Central

Author: Carlton Jonathan Corliss

Publisher: New York : Creative Age Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Railroads United States

Page: 490

View: 4690

Illinois Central

Main Line of Mid-America: All-color photography of the largest north-south railroad in the United States

Author: Donald J. Heimburger

Publisher: Heimburger House Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780911581355

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 4243

All-color book on the largest north-south railroad in the U.S.! Filled with 350 color photos, and featuring easy-to-see 10 x 11" size! Illinois Central: Main Line of Mid-America is a spectacular display of all-color photos of the first land grant railroad. This 10x11" 128-page hardbound book features a laminated cover and is bursting with beautiful photos of steam locomotives beginning with the 2-4-4T, the 0-6-0 and 0-8-0 switchers, the 2-8-2 Mikado workhorses, the 4-8-2 heavy haulers, and some odd locomotives such as the 0-8-2 and 0-10-0s, as well as many others. This exciting book also features diesels including switchers, black and white Geeps, beautiful orange, brown and yellow E passenger units, and the later model GP-20s and GP-35s. Coaches, diners, business cars and Pullman sleepers comprise the fine IC passenger equipment. Also included is suburban electric equipment from both the old era of the Pullman olive-green days and the sleek new bi-level cars. Scenes from on-line towns such as Chicago, St. Louis, Paducah, Clinton, Dubuque, Central City and Centralia are highlighted in a special section called “on the Property.” The glossy enameled text paper of this large format book provides excellent reproduction.

The Indiana Rail Road Company

America's New Regional Railroad

Author: Christopher Rund

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253346926

Category: Transportation

Page: 253

View: 993

The Indiana Rail Road Company is an extraordinary success story among the scores of independent short line and regional railroads spawned in the wake of railroad deregulation. Christopher Rund chronicles the development of the company from its origins as part of America's first land grant railroad, the Illinois Central, through the political and financial juggling required by entrepreneur Tom Hoback to purchase the line when it fell into disrepair. The company was reborn as a robust, profitable carrier and has become a new model for the American regional railroad. The Indiana Rail Road Company is unique among chronicles of these small railroads. It draws together a historical perspective, as well as a detailed narrative of the business aspects of rehabilitating the rail line and transforming it into a profitable enterprise. The book also touches on a variety of subtopics, significantly the application of new technologies to manage costs and improve productivity. The Indiana Rail Road Company pioneered the most significant of these in the United States.

Off the Main Lines

A Photographic Odyssey

Author: Don L. Hofsommer

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253008689

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

View: 6258

In this visually stunning and comprehensive photographic essay, railroad historian and photographer Donovan L. Hofsommer records the end of branchline passenger service, the demise of electric railroads, the transition from steam to diesel power, as well as the end of common carrier freight service on the Colorado narrow gauge. Off the Main Lines carries readers along out-of-the-way railways in Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, Montana, and South Dakota to see the changes that occurred on these lines from the 1940s to the 1990s.

The Rise of the Chicago Police Department

Class and Conflict, 1850-1894

Author: Sam Mitrani

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252095332

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 3197

In this book, Sam Mitrani cogently examines the making of the police department in Chicago, which by the late 1800s had grown into the most violent, turbulent city in America. Chicago was roiling with political and economic conflict, much of it rooted in class tensions, and the city's lawmakers and business elite fostered the growth of a professional municipal police force to protect capitalism, its assets, and their own positions in society. Together with city policymakers, the business elite united behind an ideology of order that would simultaneously justify the police force's existence and dictate its functions. Tracing the Chicago police department's growth through events such as the 1855 Lager Beer riot, the Civil War, the May Day strikes, the 1877 railroad workers strike and riot, and the Haymarket violence in 1886, Mitrani demonstrates that this ideology of order both succeeded and failed in its aims. Recasting late nineteenth-century Chicago in terms of the struggle over order, this insightful history uncovers the modern police department's role in reconciling democracy with industrial capitalism.

North American Railroads

The Illustrated Encyclopedia

Author: Brian Solomon

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 1627885579

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

View: 2557

Get an up-close and personal look at over 150 years of railway history. This richly illustrated encyclopedia of classic and contemporary American railroads features concise histories of 101 U.S. and Canadian railroads past and present. Over 400 stunning images include period and modern photography in both color and black and white, evocative print ads, and system maps. Author Brian Solomon, an accomplished railway photographer, has written more than 50 railroad-related book titles. Here, he shares his deep knowledge of the history, geography, and beauty of railroads in detailed captions accompanying each of his photographs. Each railroad profile is completed by one or more fact boxes with details on the railroads' geographic scope, hardware, and freight and passenger operations. Spanning more than a century and a half, this giant compilation of "fallen flags," Class I behemoths, classic regional carriers, and transportation icons is the go-to resource for railfans of all stripes.

Whistle in the Night

The Story of Illinois Central, Main Line of Mid-America (Classic Reprint)

Author: Illinois Central Railroad Company

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781391631394

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 36

View: 9008

Excerpt from Whistle in the Night: The Story of Illinois Central, Main Line of Mid-America Building a railroad across the Illinois prairies was a matter of muscle and manpower m the early days. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Rails Across Dixie

A History of Passenger Trains in the American South

Author: Jim Cox

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786461756

Category: Transportation

Page: 476

View: 3899

Covering legendary and obscure intercity passenger trains in a dozen Southeastern states, this book details the golden age of train travel. The story begins with the inception of steam locomotives in 1830 in Charleston, South Carolina, continuing through the mid–1930s changeover to diesel and the debut of Amtrak in 1971 to the present. Throughout, the book explores the technological achievements, the romance and the economic impact of traveling on the tracks. Other topics include contemporary museums and excursion trains; the development of commuter rails, monorails, light rails, and other intracity transit trains; the social impact of train travel; and historical rail terminals and facilities. The book is supplemented with more than 160 images and 10 appendices.

American Locomotives in Historic Photographs

1858 to 1949

Author: Ron Ziel

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486136191

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 144

View: 7059

A rare collection of 126 meticulously detailed official photographs, called "builder portraits," majestically chronicle the rise of steam locomotive power in America. Introduction. Detailed captions.

The Picture Frame, and Other Stories

Author: Robert Drake

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 9780865546899

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 1128

"Drake deals with the complexities of human experience as lived in the times and places and events he has framed by the microscopic and telescopic lens of his stories. Drake's stories are the best kind of history, showing us who we are by virtue of where we have been and what we have done. And in spite of Drake's own protests there are lessons to be learned from these stories, about ourselves, about the human condition, diagnosis and prognosis."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

McClellan's War

Author: Ethan S. Rafuse

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253006147

Category: History

Page: 545

View: 5385

“An important book that rescues George B. McClellan’s military reputation.” —Chronicles Bold, brash, and full of ambition, George Brinton McClellan seemed destined for greatness when he assumed command of all the Union armies before he was 35. It was not to be. Ultimately deemed a failure on the battlefield by Abraham Lincoln, he was finally dismissed from command following the bloody battle of Antietam. To better understand this fascinating, however flawed, character, Ethan S. Rafuse considers the broad and complicated political climate of the earlier 19th Century. Rather than blaming McClellan for the Union’s military losses, Rafuse attempts to understand his political thinking as it affected his wartime strategy. As a result, Rafuse sheds light not only on McClellan’s conduct on the battlefields of 1861-62 but also on United States politics and culture in the years leading up to the Civil War. “Any historian seriously interested in the period will come away from the book with useful material and a better understanding of George B. McClellan.” —Journal of Southern History “Exhaustively researched and lucidly written, Rafuse has done an excellent job in giving us a different perspective on ‘Little Mac.’” —Civil War History “Rafuse’s thoughtful study of Little Mac shows just how enthralling this complex and flawed individual continues to be.” —Blue & Gray magazine

The Supreme Court Reborn

The Constitutional Revolution in the Age of Roosevelt

Author: William E. Leuchtenburg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199839387

Category: Law

Page: 368

View: 6346

For almost sixty years, the results of the New Deal have been an accepted part of political life. Social Security, to take one example, is now seen as every American's birthright. But to validate this revolutionary legislation, Franklin Roosevelt had to fight a ferocious battle against the opposition of the Supreme Court--which was entrenched in laissez faire orthodoxy. After many lost battles, Roosevelt won his war with the Court, launching a Constitutional revolution that went far beyond anything he envisioned. In The Supreme Court Reborn, esteemed scholar William E. Leuchtenburg explores the critical episodes of the legal revolution that created the Court we know today. Leuchtenburg deftly portrays the events leading up to Roosevelt's showdown with the Supreme Court. Committed to laissez faire doctrine, the conservative "Four Horsemen"--Justices Butler, Van Devanter, Sutherland, and McReynolds, aided by the swing vote of Justice Owen Roberts--struck down one regulatory law after another, outraging Roosevelt and much of the Depression-stricken nation. Leuchtenburg demonstrates that Roosevelt thought he had the backing of the country as he prepared a scheme to undermine the Four Hoursemen. Famous (or infamous) as the "Court-packing plan," this proposal would have allowed the president to add one new justice for every sitting justice over the age of seventy. The plan picked up considerable momentum in Congress; it was only after a change in the voting of Justice Roberts (called "the switch in time that saved nine") and the death of Senate Majority Leader Joseph T. Robinson that it shuddered to a halt. Rosevelt's persistence led to one of his biggest legislative defeats. Despite the failure of the Court-packing plan, however, the president won his battle with the Supreme Court; one by one, the Four Horsemen left the bench, to be replaced by Roosevelt appointees. Leuchtenburg explores the far-reaching nature of FDR's victory. As a consequence of the Constitutional Revolution that began in 1937, not only was the New Deal upheld (as precedent after precedent was overturned), but also the Court began a dramatic expansion of Civil liberties that would culminate in the Warren Court. Among the surprises was Senator Hugo Black, who faced widespread opposition for his lack of qualifications when he was appointed as associate justice; shortly afterward, a reporter revealed that he had been a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Despite that background, Black became an articulate spokesman for individual liberty. William E. Leuchtenburg is one of America's premier historians, a scholar who combines depth of learning with a graceful style. This superbly crafted book sheds new light on the great Constitutional crisis of our century, illuminating the legal and political battles that created today's Supreme Court.

Lincoln and McClellan

The Troubled Partnership between a President and His General

Author: John C. Waugh

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780230106765

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 4754

There was no more remarkable pair in the Civil War than Abraham Lincoln and George McClellan. At only 35 years old, McClellan commanded the Ohio troops early in the war, and won skirmishes for the Union in western Virginia. After the disastrous Union defeat at Bull Run in the summer of 1861, Lincoln sent word for McClellan to come to Washington, and soon elevated him to commander-in-chief of the Union army. But in the late summer and fall of 1861, things took a turn for the worst. Meticulous in his planning and preparations, McClellan began to delay attacking the enemy and developed a penchant for vastly overestimating the Confederate forces he faced. All of this hampered his ability to lead an aggressive force in a fast-moving battlefield environment. Finally losing his patience, Lincoln was famously quoted as saying, "If General McClellan does not want to use the army, I would like to borrow it for a time." Lincoln and McClellan takes an in-depth look at this fascinating relationship, from the early days of the Civil War to the 1864 presidential election when McClellan ran against Lincoln on an anti-war platform and lost. Here, award-winning author John C. Waugh weaves a tale of hubris, paranoia, failure, and triumph, illuminating as never before this unique and complicated alliance.

Paducah

Frontier to the Atomic Age

Author: John E.L. Robertson

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439630518

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 9515

One of the last frontier towns east of the Mississippi, Paducah took center stage in the drama of an expanding United States despite a late start and a penchant for independence and self reliance. The Kentucky river city played no small part in the rise of river commerce and its successor, the railroads. From river packets to enriched uranium, its history is marked by victory over disastrous floods and a headlong rush toward a future embracing new technology. Paducah: Frontier to the Atomic Age tells the story of a community torn apart from the start between Chickasaw and American claims, then Confederate and Union invasions. Exploring the expanding city streets and the ever-busy waterfront, readers will meet natives Quintus Quincy Quigley, chronicler of events on the eve of the Civil War; the "Dean," Dr. Robert Gordon Matheson, who revolutionized two-year colleges; and Mrs. Houston "Dolly" McNutt, among the first female mayors in Kentucky. This unique volume also recounts the story of the city's central role in nineteenth-century history, thanks to its strategic location at the mouth of the Tennessee River on the Ohio. At that time, the Civil War struggle for control of border states tested Paducah's loyalty even while the rest of Kentucky fought to remain neutral, and Reconstruction brought new challenges in race relations to a region deeply divided by the ghosts of slavery. In the twentieth century, the city developed tremendously with the advent of new industry and was the adopted home of President Truman's pioneering Vice President Alben Barkley, among the most effective and groundbreaking statesmen to fill that office.

St. Louis Gateway Rail

The 1970s

Author: Lesley Barker

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439633053

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

View: 3445

Though the city of St. Louis is located on the Missouri side of the Mississippi River, for the railroads, the St. Louis Gateway extends into Illinois, north and south along both sides of the river. Two factors conspired against St. Louis’s aspiration to become the preeminent rail center of the 19th-century American Midwest: there was no bridge across the Mississippi, and Missouri’s loyalty to the Union during the Civil War was suspect. Chicago beat out St. Louis to attain the region’s top railroad billing. Fast forward to the 1970s, when the Gateway Arch, dedicated in 1968, redefined the St. Louis riverfront and when the St. Louis Union Station closed to rail service. The 1970s was a decade of railroad debuts—Burlington Northern, Illinois Central Gulf, Family Lines—and a decade of railroad demises—Rock Island and Frisco. It signaled the end of a century of rail domination of the American transportation scene.

American Mainline Religion

Its Changing Shape and Future

Author: Wade Clark Roof,William McKinney

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813512167

Category: Religion

Page: 279

View: 3481

Discusses the changes in religion in the United States since the 1960s and examines the social, cultural, and demographic factors influencing religions