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Railroad History 187
Mark Reutter, Editor
Railway & Loco Hist Soc
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2005-02-05 16:42:37
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RAILROAD HISTORY No. 187 has 160 pages, with 75 black-and-white historic photographs and 70 color photos and images. This issue features RAILROADERS: LIVES AND STORIES, a 65-page special cluster of articles and illustrations about the people who ran the railroads. IN YOUR BLOOD – Like the sea, railroading gets in your blood. Introduction by Mark Reutter. EVERYDAY LIFE OF THE TRAIN CAPTAIN – A social history of conductors by the noted author John H. White, Jr. Also, uniforms, artifacts, and lingo through the decades. THE BROTHERHOODS – A thumbnail summary of organized labor, 1863-2002. CONDUCTORING TODAY ON METRO-NORTH by Jack Swanberg. RAILROAD WOMEN – First person accounts of women in California and Portland who broke the barrier in the cab and yard. Edited by Linda Niemann, with photos by Shirley Burman and Richard Steinheimer. SENIORITY AND ENGINEMEN – An account of engineers across three generations on the Milwaukee Road's now-abandoned Musselshell Division in eastern Montana. THE BACHELORS AND THE BRASS HAT – Herbert Harwood's fascinating story of the Van Sweringen brothers, the New York Central's Alfred Smith, and the creation of Cleveland Union Terminal. WHAT IT TAKES – Profiles by Don Hofsommer of three successful executives on the Burlington Northern, Cotton Belt, and Rio Grande Western. PART II (conclusion) of our well-received HITLER'S LOCOMOTIVES about the War Engine (Kriegslok) by Alfred Mierzejewski. Includes a roster of production totals and the post-war disposition of the 2-10-0 locomotives built by the Nazis. Part I appeared in RRH No. 186. THE AMIABLE NEW YORK & GREENWOOD LAKE – A fond remembrance by writer George Douglas of a venerable Erie commuter line, 1870-2002. ELEGY FOR ARCHIE – Tony Reevy's account of an influential book on Southern short lines – and its almost-forgotten author. PLUS REGULAR COLUMNS INCLUDING: "Doodlebugs" with impressive headgear once handled midday traffic on the New York & Greenwood Lake. BOOK DIVISION, with 23 reviews of current railway and transit books edited by Dan Cupper. SHORT TAKES on railroad history today. 2002 RAILROAD HISTORY AWARDS honoring the work of Don Wood, Richard Saunders, and Michael Zega. MEMORIALS, including the artistry of the late Ted Rose.