The 400 Story: Chicago & North Western's Premier Passenger Trains

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Three midwestern railroads introduced luxury passenger service in 1935, competing for Chicago-Twin Cities business and leisure travelers. Chicago and North Western's modern, sleek, and fast rail line began with a conventional steam-powered train dubbed the "400" and named after its ambitious schedule: "400 miles in 400 minutes." In 1939, it evolved into an even faster diesel-powered streamlined train, eventually expanding into a fleet of streamliners that served Wisconsin, Minnesota, and upper Michigan. The 400 Story ...

The 400 Story: Chicago & North Western's Premier Passenger Trains 2008, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816654499

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