Main line of Mid-America

the story of the Illinois Central

Author: Carlton Jonathan Corliss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 490

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Abraham Lincoln and the Illinois Central Railroad, Main Line of Mid-America

Its Organization, Financing, and Subsequent Simplification of Debt and Capital Structure Through May 1955 (Classic Reprint)

Author: Edwin Sherwood Stowell Sunderland

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781391983172

Category: Reference

Page: 140

View: 3690

Excerpt from Abraham Lincoln and the Illinois Central Railroad, Main Line of Mid-America: Its Organization, Financing, and Subsequent Simplification of Debt and Capital Structure Through May 1955 Appendix C. Credit Given to Carlton I. Corliss, Author Main Line of M id-america, Published by the Creative Age Press at the Time of the Railroad's Centennial. 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.

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: 8206

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.

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: 9781391631684

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 34

View: 7273

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.

Chicago and the Illinois Central Railroad

Author: Clifford J. Downey

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738550749

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 3834

Headquartered in Chicago, the Illinois Central Railroad was known as the "Main Line of Mid-America," as it was a major railroad cutting through the middle section of the United States with two major routes: the Main Line, which ran south out of Chicago toward New Orleans, and the Western Lines, which ran west toward Iowa. The Illinois Central Railroad had eight major freight yards in Chicago, which in 1937 handled nearly two million freight cars. It was also well known for its passenger service and operated some of the finest passenger trains: the Green Diamond, the all-Pullman Panama Limited, and the City of New Orleans. Chicago and the Illinois Central Railroad covers the railroad's operations within the city of Chicago, plus the outlying suburbs, from the late 1800s to 1960. It explores, through vintage photographs, the passenger and freight trains, suburban trains, locomotives, shops and repair facilities, and people that made the railroad function.

The Indiana Rail Road Company

America's New Regional Railroad

Author: Christopher Rund,Fred W. Frailey,Eric Powell

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253356954

Category: Transportation

Page: 279

View: 1634

The Indiana Rail Road Companyis a story of extraordinary success 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. Reborn as a robust, profitable carrier, the INRD has become a model for the new American regional railroad. This revised edition, with a new foreword by acclaimed author Fred Frailey and four new chapters, brings readers up to date on Tom Hoback's amazing railroad adventure.

The Iron Road in the Prairie State

The Story of Illinois Railroading

Author: Simon Cordery

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253019125

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

View: 9055

In 1836, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas agreed on one thing: Illinois needed railroads. Over the next fifty years, the state became the nation’s railroad hub, with Chicago at its center. Speculators, greed, growth, and regulation followed as the railroad industry consumed unprecedented amounts of capital and labor. A nationwide market resulted, and the Windy City became the site of opportunities and challenges that remain to this day. In this first-of-its-kind history, full of entertaining anecdotes and colorful characters, Simon Cordery describes the explosive growth of Illinois railroads and its impact on America. Cordery shows how railroading in Illinois influenced railroad financing, the creation of a national economy, and government regulation of business. Cordery's masterful chronicle of rail development in Illinois from 1837 to 2010 reveals how the state’s expanding railroads became the foundation of the nation’s rail network.

The Railroad and the State

War, Politics, and Technology in Nineteenth-century America

Author: Robert G. Angevine

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804742399

Category: History

Page: 351

View: 7263

This book examines the complex and changing relationship between the U.S. Army and American railroads during the nineteenth century.

Classic American Streamliners

Author: Mike Schafer,Joe Welsh

Publisher: MBI Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780760303771

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 8134

The streamlined style of the trains of yesteryear reassured passengers that they were the fastest, most-efficient vehicles ever to cheat the wind. Wonderful examples of Classic American Streamliners and the aura of high-speed, high-efficiency travel they created, are included in this book of the same name. These pages include all the great trains from 1933 through the 1960s, a time when people knew these streamliners by name. 150 color illustrations, 50 b&w.

American Locomotives in Historic Photographs

1858 to 1949

Author: Ron Ziel

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486136191

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 144

View: 6317

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: 805

"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: 9725

“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: 9141

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: 1268

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: 5553

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: 2991

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: 1174

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