The Rock Island Line

Author: Bill Marvel

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253011312

Category: Transportation

Page: 245

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Explore the rich history of the legendary railroad that spanned the American Midwest in this beautifully illustrated volume. Beginning operations in the mid-nineteenth century, the Rock Island Line served farms and small-town America for more than 140 years. One of the earliest railroads to build westward from Chicago, it was the first to span the Mississippi, advancing the frontier, bringing settlers into the West, and hauling their crops to market. Rock Island’s celebrated Rocket passenger trains also set a standard for speed and service, with suburban runs as familiar to Windy City commuters as the Loop. For most of its existence, the Rock battled competitors much larger and richer than itself. When it finally succumbed, the result was one of the largest business bankruptcies ever. Today, as its engines and stock travel the busy main lines operated by other carriers, the Rock Island Line lives on in the hearts of those whom it employed and served.
Long Steel Rail

Author: Norm Cohen

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252068815

Category: Folk music

Page: 774

View: 371

Impeccable scholarship and lavish illustration mark this landmark study of American railroad folksong. Norm Cohen provides a sweeping discussion of the human aspects of railroad history, railroad folklore, and the evolution of the American folksong. The heart of the book is a detailed analysis of eighty-five songs, from "John Henry" and "The Wabash Cannonball" to "Hell-Bound Train" and "Casey Jones," with their music, sources, history, and variations, and discographies. A substantial new introduction updates this edition.
Railroad Mergers and the Language of Unification

Author: James B. Burns

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567201666

Category: Railroad law

Page: 232

View: 104

Between 1970 and 1997, the nation's railroads engaged in corporate mergers in an effort to stem the decline of the industry's market base, increase low return on investments, and counter the deterioration of trackage and equipment. The 73 Class I carriers in existence in 1970 have been consolidated into only 10 today. The recent battle over Conrail is only the most recent and highly publicized example of this trend that resulted from the relaxation of federal regulation. Business scholars, economists, railroad buffs, and anyone interested in transportation and federal regulation will find this book an invaluable tool.
The Little Black Book Of Hit Songs For Ukulele

Author: Wise Publications

Publisher: Wise Publications

ISBN: 9781783230860

Category: Music

Page: 192

View: 537

This Little Black Book is a pocket-sized collection of hit songs from the biggest names in pop, arranged for Ukulele! Presented in chord songbook format, in the original keys, with ukulele chord boxes and complete lyrics. Songs include 'All Or Nothing' (Small Faces), 'Highway To Hell' (AC/DC), 'Make You Feel My Love' (Adele) and more.
The Big Guitar Chord Songbook: The Fifties

Author: Wise Publications

Publisher: Wise Publications

ISBN: 9781783231836

Category: Music

Page: 192

View: 833

Now you can play eighty-five rock and pop classics from the hey-day of guitar music and the era that brought us Rock 'n' Roll, the 1950s. Including your favourtie hits from Paul Anka, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley and many more legends!