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Rock Island Line

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ISBN-10: 0253011272

ISBN-13: 9780253011275

Edition: 2013

Authors: Bill Marvel

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This richly illustrated volume tells the story of a legendary railroad whose tracks spanned the Midwest serving farms and small-town America for more than 140 years. One of the earliest railroads to build westward from Chicago, it was the first to span the Mississippi, advancing the frontier, bringing settlers into the West, and hauling their crops to market. Rock Island’s celebrated Rocket passenger trains also set a standard for speed and service, with suburban runs as familiar to Windy City commuters as the Loop. For most of its existence, the Rock battled competitors much larger and richer than itself and when it finally succumbed, the result was one of the largest business bankruptcies…    
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Book details

List price: $38.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 10/1/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 180
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Introduction & Acknowledgments
The Bridge
A Bend in the Road
A Rocky Road
Planned Progress
The Road to Ride
The Road to Ruin
Epilogue: Pieces of the Rock