Off the Main Lines Off the Main Lines

Off the Main Lines Off the Main Lines : A Photographic Odyssey a Photographic Odyssey

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In this visually stunning and comprehensive photographic essay, railroad historian and photographer Donovan L. Hofsommer records the end of branchline passenger service, the demise of electric railroads, the transition from steam to diesel power, as well as the end of common carrier freight service on the Colorado narrow gauge. Off the Main Lines carries readers along out-of-the-way railways in Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, Montana, and South Dakota to see the changes that occurred on these lines from the 1940s to the 1990s.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 320 pages
  • Indiana University Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 0253008689
  • 9780253008688

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"This presentation should find a strong reception, not only for its coverage of lesser-known places, but also for its depiction of the evolutionary advancement of rail technology in the nation's Heartland." --J. Parker Lamb, author of Railroads of Meridian (IUP, 2012).--J. Parker Lamb, author of Railroads of Meridian (IUP, 2012).show more

About Don L Hofsommer

Donovan L. Hofsommer is Professor of History at St. Cloud State University and president of the Lexington Group. He is author of Steel Trails of Hawkeyeland (IUP, 2005) and (with H. Roger Grant) of Iowa's Railroads: An Album (IUP, 2009).show more

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