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The Nation Pays Again: The Demise of the Milwaukee Road 1928-1986

Ploss, Thomas H.

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ISBN 10: 0961378816 / ISBN 13: 9780961378813
Published by Thomas H Ploss, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., 1986
Condition: Very Good + Hardcover
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Reveals the story of how what began as an attempt to break a stranglehold of monopoly had become, despite the official support of the federal government, a debacle with the original opponents forever triumphant. Bookseller Inventory # 017176

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Title: The Nation Pays Again: The Demise of the ...

Publisher: Thomas H Ploss, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: Wrinkled, very clean DJ

Edition: Third Memorial Edition.

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History of the Milwaukee Road and its (repeated) descent into bankruptcy. The author, a former Administrative Law Judge, provides a clear explanation of the Milwaukee's role in railroading across the Northwest -- first as a partner with Hill's Northern Lines, then as a competitor as it built its own rival transcontinental line (the "Great Mistake"), and finally as the victim of mismanagement, bad judgment, political and regulatory interference and outright fraud. The book provides the painful detail of the Milwaukee's slow decay and final dismemberment. Illustrated with color photographs and maps.

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