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The North Western
A History of the Chicago & North Western Railway System
H. Roger Grant
Railroad History Book Award Winner, 1999
"Richly detailed.... The writing is lively and the illustrations thoughtfully chosen."—Railroad History
"A lively commentary that should prove most fascinating.... A highly readable but serious history of the North Western."—Chicago Tribune
"A comprehensive and well-written study."—Trains
Leading railroad historian H. Roger Grant tells the story of the Chicago & North Western Railway from 1848, when the Galena & Chicago Union Railroad ran the first train west from Chicago, to the Union Pacific takeover in 1995. With a lively narrative and 173 illustrations, including historical photographs and maps, he reveals the inner workings of a railroad that once spanned nine states and has long intrigued enthusiasts.
(1996) 303 pp., 173 b/w illus., 8 1/4" x 10 3/4"
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