17, The 17 by Edwin Washburn Railroad men and their engines

17, The 17 by Edwin Washburn Railroad men and their engines

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17, The 17 by Edwin Washburn Railroad men and their engines
 
The 17 by Edwin Washburn Hard Cover  Copyright 1929  A few photos 292 pages
PREFACE
HOW many of us today, while comfortably seated in our Pullmans, give more than a passing thought to the locomotive at the head of our train?
Perhaps in years gone by some old engines have related to understanding railroad workers the stories of their lives, of their ambitions and how they pioneered the way over the vast undulating prairies and through the silent forests of the North country. Have they spoken of the service they rendered to those they established in this far off country and of the hardships that they underwent in doing their share?
It was natural that there was sympathy between the men of vision who did the work and the engines they loved and depended upon.
In drawing a picture of these early days when men were men and engines were engines it seemed desirable to incorporate in the story the happenings on other railroads. However, it can be stated that there is more truth than fiction in these memoirs of an old American eight wheeler.
This book is quite properly dedicated to the old time railroad men and their engines who went out to a great unknown empire in the early days, and in remembrance to those who have gone over the road for the last time to a terminal where their spirits may meet and recall a past that has departed for all time.

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