by John Tigges
This book provides details on the Milwaukee Road’s diverse stable of steam
locomotives. Starting with a 20-mile line, this railroad grew to over
10,000 miles of track in more than a dozen states. Included in this
extensive system were short narrow gauge lines, mountain railroads,
granger branch lines, commuter service and numerous streamlined passenger
trains including the Hiawatha.
Individual chapters cover each major class of locomotive including its
history, usage plus details on size, weight, and numerous other
Included are a brief company history, technical information on
locomotives, and details on the various builders of locomotives. There are
three appendices that not only reflect official Milwaukee Road rosters but
also show builder, class, renumberings through the years and disposition
Hardbound with 208 pages, more than 205 photos and illustrations, detailed
roster and renumberings.