When The Railroad Leaves Town - Vol. 2 Western United States
When the Railroad Leaves Town - American Communities in the Ages of Rail Line Abandonment

When the Railroad Leaves Town illustrates the circumstances surrounding the rise and fall of rail service in 58 western U.S. communities distinguised for their notable railroad histories. It tells the story of transportation providers struggling to survive and the legal battles and civic initiatives spurred by the abandonment of routes. Generously illustrated with maps and photographs depicting rail lines at their zenith and their abandoned remnants today, the book rekindles the saga of the Milwaukee Road, Pacific Electric, Rio Grande, Rock Island, and dozens of other "fallen flags" of the West.

Signed by the author (while supplies last).
By Joseph P. Schwieterman. Foreword by John R. Stilgoe.
Copyright 2004 Joseph P. Schwieterman.
Published and distributed by the Truman State University Press.
333 pages, more than 175 B&W photos, illustrations and maps.
8.5" x 11" soft cover.
ISBN: 1-931112-14-2.

About the author:
Joseph P. Schwieterman is director of the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development and professor of public services management at DePaul University. He has published extensively on air, rail, and urban-planning issues and is a long-standing contributor to the Transportation Research Board. He holds a doctorate in public policy from the University of Chicago and a master's degree in transportation from Northwestern University. His article "Abandoned Corridors," was a finalist for the Railway & locomotive Historical Society's 2003 David P. Morgan Award for excellence in railroad history.

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