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Author Name:    "Scribbins, Jim"

Title:   400 Story Chicago and North Westerns Premier Passenger Trains

Binding:   Softbound

Number of photos:   359 illustrations

Book Condition:   New

Number of pages:   232 pages

Dimensions:   11'' x 8.5''

Publisher:    University of Minnesota Press 2008

ISBN Number:   816654492

Discount Code:   37555A

Availability:   In Stock

Seller ID:   37555

"Three midwestern railroads introduced luxury passenger service in 1935, competing for Chicago - Twin Cities business and leisure travelers. Chicago and North Western’s modern, sleek, and fast rail line began with a conventional steam-powered train dubbed the ''400'' and named after its ambitious schedule: ''400 miles in 400 minutes.'' In 1939, it evolved into an even faster diesel-powered streamlined train, eventually expanding into a fleet of streamliners that served Wisconsin, Minnesota, and upper Michigan.

The 400 Story captures the excitement of this era, tracing the rise and fall of the premier passenger system that made ''Twin Cities 400'' a household term in the upper Midwest."

0-8166-5449-2



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