Product Details


Title:
Milwaukee Road Revisited, The
Author:
Stanley W. Johnson
Publisher:
University of Idaho Press
ISBN or Item #
9780893011987
Date Listed:
2013-08-27 10:18:22
Retail Price:
$29.95
Our Price:
$26.95
Description:
Untitled Document

The Milwaukee Road Revisited

Coal, Iron, and Steam since 1750

By Stanley W. Johnson.

Cloth with dust Jacket, 239 pages, 7x10, b/w illustrations. 1997.

"The Milwaukee Road's route from Three Forks, Montana, to Spokane, Washington, touched many lives. Johnson reminisces about the way the railroad affected his youth. Johnson takes the reader on various train rides, some during the vibrant springtime and others during the deadly winter.

"Stanley Johnson is Professor Emeritus in psychology and now lives in Washington State and spends his time following his passion for the railroad. He is also the author of An Historical Field Guide to the Milwaukee Railroad in Idaho.

"The Milwaukee Road Revisited traces the ways that the Milwaukee Railroad shaped the lives of its employees and their families. The author takes the reader on various train rides, some during the vibrant springtime and others during the deadly winter. Follow Stanley Johnson's memories of the railroad in the same way that he literally searched out the remains of the Milwaukee Railroad's tracks and depots to find traces of his his stepfather, Frank Fiebelkorn, who worked as a passenger conductor on the Milwaukee Road for 53 years. Johnson also recounts interviews with other milwaukee old-timers, the men who built the railroad and then spent their lifetimes riding and working on it, and who also mourn the loss of the Milwaukee Road."—Midwest Book Review