by Thornton Waite
Publisher: The Garbely Publishing Company
Released: March 4, 2018
Format: 8.5"x11" softcover
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The Pacific Extension of the Milwaukee Road - the longest electrified rail line built in the U.S. - has continued to fascinate many in the decades since the line vanished. Noted rail historian Thornton Waite brings you a unique look at the Extension through the camera of John W. Barriger III, a famed rail executive respected for his far-sighted visions of the railroad industry. Working for the federal government in the 1930s, Barriger rode across the Extension while extensively photographing the infrastructure and motive power of the longest electrified rail line built in the U.S. Using Barriger’s images, Waite guides the reader on a historic trip along a now-lost piece of American engineering. The heavyweight "Olympian," "Columbian," and other named trains are on full display in this black & white photographic album, along with the sights and sounds of an early electrified freight railroad.