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M&StL Railway Photos Softcover
Don Hofsommer
Minnesota U Press
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2009-05-15 11:42:08
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The Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway

A Photographic History

By Don L. Hofsommer.

Softcover, (also available Cloth with dust jacket),396 pages, 361 b&w photos, 8.5x11,

see Also: The Tootin’ Louie: A History of the Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway

"The ultimate pictorial history of the midwestern railway M&StL.

"In this photographic history of the Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway (M&StL), railroad, historian Don L. Hofsommer revives the memory of a storied regional railroad.

"The Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway was created on May 26, 1870, by a group of Minnesota investors interested in establishing a railroad connection between Minneapolis and the agricultural regions to the south. While not flashy, the M&StL served Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, and Illinois over nine decades and was essential in opening new territory, providing freight as well as passenger carriage, and employing thousands of people.

"Rich in illustrations, this is not just a chronicle of a railroad but also a story and a record of a way of life in the rural upper Midwest. A must-have for readers who fondly remember the Tootin’ Louie as well as rail fans, history buffs, and model railroaders in general.

"Don L. Hofsommer is professor of history at St. Cloud State University. He is the author of many books on railroad history, including The Tootin’ Louie: A History of the Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway, Iowa's Railroads: An Album The Great Northern Railway: A History, The Hook & Eye: A History of the Iowa Central Railway, Steel Trails of Hawkeyeland Iowa's Railroad Experience, Katy Northwest The Story of a Branch Line Railroad, Grand Trunk Corporation: Canadian National Railways in the United States, 1971-1992, and Minneapolis and the Age of Railways.