Milwaukee Electrics by Noel T. Holley w/ dust jacket 1987 Ex Library Book

Milwaukee Electrics by Noel T. Holley w/ dust jacket 1987 Ex Library Book

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Milwaukee Electrics by Noel T. Holley w/ dust jacket 1987 Ex Library Book
 
Milwaukee Electrics by Noel T. Holley DJ 1987 Ex Library Book
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket
BOOK HAS A BEND IN THE CENTER - SEE PHOTOS
By Noel T. Holley
Copyright 1987
310 Pages
Ex-Library Book
The Milwaukee Electrics is a book about legends. It is a book about the freight motors and passenger motors which ruled the Milwaukee Road's route through the mountains of Montana and Washington State for fifty-nine years. Much of their story is told through the eyes of railroaders and it is framed in terms of the times during which they existed. The electrics were a rugged and unique form of motivepower, fueled through copper wires instead of coal or oil. No pillar of smoke to mark their path, no cinders and soot in their wake. They bested steam in every area of service and outlasted many diesels. Then in 1974, the clock struck twelve and time ran out. The electrification had become old and worn, the company was dying, and management held little sentiment for legends: those magnificent motors and the wires soon faded from sight. In 1980, the tracks to the west were abandoned and everything was gone but the memories. The memories, though, will live in the hearts of the railroaders who proudly held the electrics to be the best locomotives the Milwaukee Road ever owned. The memories will also live in the hearts of those who read and enjoy this book.
I. THE ROUTE TO PUGET SOUND1
II. THE GE MOTORS33
III. THE STEEPLECAB SWITCHERS78
IV. THE BIPOLARS 86
V. THE WESTINGHOUSE MOTORS102
VI. THE LITTLE JOES118
VII. THE ROTARIES 146
VIII. THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM154
IX. THE IDAHO DIVISION170
X. ECONOMICS AND COMPANY POLICY 210
XI. TALES OF THE RAILS 225
XII. TECHNICAL APPENDIX, LOCOMOTIVES 279

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