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Product Details

  • Series: Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press; 1st edition (May 21, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0816650039
  • ISBN-13: 978-0816650033
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,466,480 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Passengers used to look out the window and see "Slow to 90 MPH" signs! It's schedule still stands as the fastest scheduled run by a steam locomotive - in the world! It's design and implementation was the standard many countries are still trying to copy! We are talking about Milwaukee Road's Hiawatha, the 1930s-era streamliner, the Hiawatha. It's story is told in Jim Scribbin's treatis - 'The Hiawatha Story' by Kalmbach Publishing.

Scribbin's books clearly and factually tells birth of this legendary train, it's rise to fame and slow decline in liberally used photos and tightly written text. The best thing about it is that is does so with an entertaining mix of factual information, statistics and first-person accounts. If you have an interest in railroads - especially ones that regularly exceed 120mph, this book is a requirement for your library
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This is the paperback republication of Jim Scribbins' classic 1970 "The Hiawatha Story". A decade ago I was happy to obtain the original hardcover at many times the price of this new paperback. As the standard text on this subject, its republication is most welcome.

While the production of the new book is excellent, its wide format in paperback is a bit clumsy. It is simply too wide to hold and view comfortably sans solid backs. It also would have been nice to have included some color in the new book, but at this price it is not missed.

Through its many black and white photos and conversational text, "The Hiawatha Story" traces the history of these Milwaukee Road streamliners through their glory in the 1930s to the general fading of US passenger service in the 1960s. The reproduction of the photos and text is excellent, although there are a few repagination issues in the reprint, wherein the page numbers referred to in the original text no longer jibe with the 2007 version. The text is necessarily local; few railroad aficionados in the Rocky Mountains will be impressed with the scale of Tunnel City, Wisconsin, nor will the uninitiated find Milwaukee Road diesel number 15 particularly "famous". The reader may also be surprised at Scribbins continued use of "CONsist" as a noun. However, the pride of Milwaukee ownership of this history shines through Scribbins' text. This remains an excellent description of a slice of American railroad history, and is a must for any fan of the Milwaukee Road. It remains a far better book than the recent "The Milwaukee Road's Hiawathas" by Gruber and Solomon, or the error-filled "Milwaukee Road Passenger Service" by Dorin.
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Profusely illustrated with historic black-and-white photography, "The Hiawatha Story" by railroading enthusiast Jim Scribbins provides other railroading fans with an impressively informative pictorial history of the Midwestern railroad that ran from Chicago, Illinois to the Twin Cities of Minnesota. Beginning as a single experimental coach and evolving into a full fledge railroad fleet, the Hiawatha became a kind of railroading legend with its radical streamlined look and industrial design. From 1935 to 1970 the Hiawatha was an integral part of American railroading. A work of seminal scholarship and very highly recommended for academic library Railroading History reference collections, as well as engaging and entertaining reading for railroading enthusiasts, Jim Scribbin's "The Hiawatha Story" is an informed and informative account of those golden yesteryears of a truly great American fleet and system.
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Recently acquired a beautiful N Scale Hiawatha passenger train. This book has provided me with the information
I need, in order to locate the extra cars, needed to complete a full train. Includes a nice, detailed story of how the
train was created, and how the consist evolved over the years. Covers the success of the early, and later versions
of the Hiawatha, from the first 4-4-2 streamlined steam locomotives, to the various make locomotives of the diesel era.
Overall, I think it's a great book for just about anyone!! Whether an addition to a railroad specific library, to a general
collection of books. While I purchased my copy for specific train information, I was also pleased with how the rest of
the story kept me reading along! I'm sure there are plenty of other books that talk about the Hiawatha, but this is an
excellent start. I was not disappointed and don't think you will be either!
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This is another train book purchased for my 9 yo grandson who loves and lives trains. I received it yesterday and read it all day long. It is full of history and authentic photos of the Hiawatha trains.
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Format: Hardcover
I was fortunate enough to find one of the original 1970 copies with its original dust jacket. This is THE end-all book on the famed Hiawatha and will likely never be bettered or equaled. The photos are fantastic and most are found nowhere else but here, the text is superb, and the printing quality of the original hardback is top-drawer. If you're interested in the majestic streamlined trains of the 1930's in the least, this book definitely belongs in your library, you will refer back to it over and over again, and it's a tremendous treat to see these greyhounds in action and at rest. Highly recommend this one.
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