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Green Bay & Western

Stan Mailer

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ISBN 10: 0945434014 / ISBN 13: 9780945434016
Published by Hundman Publishing, 1989
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The first 111 years of a Wisconsin bridge route railroad and its struggles, from its beginning just after the Civil War to the ALCO Glory Days. Contents: . Beginnings, pp. 12-23 Construction and Completion, pp. 24-35 Troubles and Woes, pp. 36-49 Receivership & GBWSTP, pp. 50-63 Southwestern Legend, pp. 64-83 Winona Bridge, pp. 84-95 Cargill and (No Suggestions), pp. 96-113 LC&SE, pp. 114-123 A&W, pp. 124-147 I&N, pp. 148-153 On The Far Side, pp. 154-169 Early Modern, pp. 170-195 Hatfield, pp. 196-203 Coming of Age, pp. 204-225 WGB, pp. 226-237 Moguls, Mikes & McGee, pp. 238-265 Ettrick & Northern, pp. 266-269 To The 111th Year, pp. 270-307 GBW Pictorial, pp. 308-327 Rosters, pp. 328-347 Index, pp. 348-350. Hundman Publishing, hardcover with jacket, 350 pages, 8.5 x 11 x 1 in., 521 photographs; maps; rosters. Bookseller Inventory # hp016

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Title: Green Bay & Western

Publisher: Hundman Publishing

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition:New Condition

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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Fascinating history of the Green Bay & Western Railroad from its origins in 1866 as the Green Bay & Lake Pepin Railway through construction, years of financial woes, and its eventual successful struggle to take advantage of its advantageous position as a shortcut between northwest and eastern states. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. With maps, bibliography and index. 351 pages.

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Green Bay and Western Railroad began its long and once-troubled life just after the Civil War, in an attempt to capture trans-Mississippi trade for its fabulously wealthy owners. Competitive, modern and solvent today, GB&W finally threw off its luckless past in mid-20th Century, emerging as a time-saving bridge route between northwest and eastern states.

The struggles of the smaller road west of Lake Michigan to exploit its advantageous shortcut and the coming of the prosperous automobile age are detailed with rare photos collected over many years. The road's handsome steam power is carefully illustrated from selected photos in the author's collection.

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