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Wisconsin Central Railway 1871-1909 Photo Archive
Follow the Wisconsin Central Railway from its inception in 1871 to its acquisition by the Soo Line in 1909. Dramatic photos of the trains, crews, route construction, stations, shops, and various facilities tell the story. Here is the history of the Wisconsin Central beginning with its early steam operations to the early diesel era as told in photos from the collection of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin.
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Yesterday’s Railways: Recollections of an Age of Steam and the Golden Age of Railways
This work recalls an era when a train journey remained an adventure, and when the steam locomotives that made the journey possible were a source of awe and fascination. It includes a comprehensive history of Britain's railways from the groundbreaking years of the 1900s to the day in August 1968 that the fires were put out for the last time. Our railway system has always been viewed with a mixture of affection, amusement and exasperation. Yet there were periods in the 20th century when the railways were a source of pride and excitement. Many still recall when the train was their principal means of travel, whether to school or work, to visit friends and relatives, or to go on holiday. And it wasn't just people that went by rail; so did the coal that heated homes, the food that filled them and the bricks that built them. They also served the great ports, conveying everything from thousand-ton loads of iron to baskets of racing pigeons.