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Iowa Railroads: The Essays of Frank P. Donovan, Jr.
by H. Roger Grant
University of Iowa Press, 2000
Cloth: 978-0-87745-715-2 | eISBN: 978-1-60938-013-7 | Paper: 978-0-87745-723-7
Library of Congress Classification TF24.I8D66 2000
Dewey Decimal Classification 385.09777

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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 “Little Three”: Chicago Great Western, Illinois Central, and Minneapolis & St. Paul as well as the state's “Big Four”: 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.



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