Iowa Railroads: The Essays of Frank P. Donovan, Jr. (Bur Oak Books) (Hardcover)

Iowa Railroads: The Essays of Frank P. Donovan, Jr. (Bur Oak Books) By H. Roger Grant (Editor), Frank P. Donovan Cover Image

Iowa Railroads: The Essays of Frank P. Donovan, Jr. (Bur Oak Books) (Hardcover)

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What began as a study of the Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway stretched into more than a dozen contributions on Hawkeye state railroad topics. By 1969 Donovan had examined Iowa's OC Little ThreeOCO: Chicago Great Western, Illinois Central, and Minneapolis & St. Paul as well as the state's OC Big FourOCO: Chicago & North Western; Chicago, Burlington & Quincy; Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific; and Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific. In addition to these seven core carriers, Donovan covered the state's less prominent railroads: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Great Northern; and Union Pacific and Wabash. Moreover, he contributed an issue on Iowa's principal interurbans, most of which survived into the 1950s as electric-powered freight-only short lines. In uniting Donovan's articles into a single volume, "Iowa Railroads" provides the most complete history of Iowa's rail heritage.

Product Details ISBN: 9780877457152
ISBN-10: 0877457158
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Publication Date: June 1st, 2000
Pages: 344
Language: English
Series: Bur Oak Books