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    Railroads in Montgomery County, Iowa, and the region

 

                                  Past and Present

     Celebration of the Sesquicentennial of the railroad in Red Oak:  http://depothill.net/depot19.html

     Burlington Route: A History of the Burlington Lines by Richard C. Overton, 1965, 746 pp.
     Available at https://archive.org/details/burlingtonrouteh00over/page/n1
     "Completion of the B. & M. [Burlington & Missouri River RR] across Iowa brought a
     tremendous change in the territory it served.  Population along the line zoomed upward,
     and during the calendar year 1870 the B. & M. reported a gross of well over two million
     dollars, about three and one half times the amount earned in 1867.

     Of equal significance, direct connections were established at Plattsmouth with the   
     Burlington's extension already underway in Nebraska.   Quietly and persistently the
    
system was laying the foundation for its latter-day trademark: 'Everywhere West'."  (p 96).
 

    The Burlington & Missouri River Railroad:    http://depothill.net/depot05.html/

    The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad:   http://www.burlingtonroute.org/Qrailroad/index.php

    Friends of the Burlington Northern Railroad website all about people, places, and rolling stock,
    related
to the BNSF and predecessors.  Includes a Red Oak Yard Map.      http://www.fobnr.org/


   
Budd-Built streamlined stainless steel Twin Zephyrs

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Some predecessors of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway

Chicago, Burlington and Quincy  (1848 - 1970)

St Paul and Pacific Railroad
  (1857 1879)

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe
  (1859 1996)

 Colorado Midland Railway  (1883 1918)

 Colorado Midland Railway route map

Northern Pacific Railway  (1864 - 1970)

 

Fort Worth and Denver Railway  (1881-1982)

Colorado and Southern Railway  (1898-1908)

Great Northern Railway  (1889-1970)

 

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                           More Railroad Resources

http://denverrails.com - a searchable listing of railroad attractions across the U.S.,
including 60 in Iowa.

1881 Railroad Map of Iowa

Iowa Railway Guide excerpt:  If you plan to ride the coach or immigrant car, do not wear your
best clothes.  You will find after a few hours on the train, that your clothes are rumpled and dusty."


At the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad in Boone, Iowa, the James H Andrew Railroad

Museum & History Center features memorabilia from all eras of railroading in Iowa. 

                                     Theater and extensive research library. 

Midwest Central Railroad in Mt Pleasant, Iowa, brings the excitement of rail travel 100 years ago to

life behind authentic steam powered trains.   Experience live action of train engines and rolling stock

as well as educational displays and tours of the operation.   Click on  http://www.mcrr.org/

Railroad museums and attractions throughout Iowa:

https://iowadot.gov/iowarail/Historical-Culture/Museums-And-Attractions

RailsWest Railroad Museum
in Council Bluffs, Iowa: 

http://www.thehistoricalsociety.org/museums/railswest.html

1899 Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railroad Passenger Depot, including Historic Railcars

and working HO Scale Model Railroad.  Also, railroad artifacts, exhibits, and gift shop.

The 32 acre Milwaukee Railroad Shops National Registry of Historic Preservation District in Sioux City, Iowa:
https://www.siouxcityrailroadmuseum.org with roundhouse, restored steam locomotive, boxcars, cabooses,
artifacts, documents.  The complex was built in 1917 by the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railway.

 

Railroad Station Historical Society - to encourage the preservation and growth of historical knowledge of

railroad stations/depots and other railroad/railway structures worldwide:  http://rrshs.org/

 

http://www.railfan.net extensive website of railroad related museums & societies, photos, videos,

model railroads, magazines, railines (North America & worldwide), locomotives & equipment, forums, etc.

http://railarchive.com numerous locomotive (steam, electric, diesel) photos, and manuals about

locomotive operation.  Also, documents from railroad events, Fairs, and publicity booklets.

 

National Railway Historical Society:   http://www.nrhs.com - projects to support rail preservation,

restoration, education, and operation.   Includes local chapters and publications.

 

Top 15 Extinct American Steam Locomotives video

 

Railroads beyond Iowa and the Midwest:

 

Urban Railroads - The New York Transit Museum has extensive on-line texts and images about

      the nations largest urban system.   Includes fascinating images of urban railroad highlines.

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          Some train songs

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe  Henri Mancini

If you miss the train Im on  Peter, Paul and Mary, 1962

If you miss the train Im on   Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, Stark Sands

If you miss the train Im on  Joan Baez

If you miss the train Im on  The Brothers Four

If you miss the train Im on  The Hooters

If you miss the train Im on  synthesizer by Binayak Potla


Freight Train
 Joan Baez

Midnight Special  Creedence Clearwater Revival


Rock Island Line 
Lonnie Donegan

Folsom Prison Blues 
Johnny Cash

City of New Orleans   Arlo Guthrie

Ballad of John Henry  Harry Belafonte

Mystery Train   Junior Parker

This Train is Bound for Glory  Sister Rosetta Tharpe, 1964

This Train is Bound for Glory  The Brothers Four, 1962

This Train is Bound for Glory  The Wailers, 1967

This Train is Bound for Glory  Johnny Cash


This Train is Bound for Glory  The Old Crow Medicine Show

Ballad of Casey Jones  Pete Seeger

Dixie Flyer   Big Tom

Downbound Train  Bruce Springsteen

Paddy on the Railway  Wolfe Tones

The Wreck of the Old 97  Boxcar Willie

The Wabash Cannonball  Roy Acuff

Take the A Train   Dave Brubeck, 1966

Take the A Train   Sarah Vaughan, 1967

Take the A Train  Harry James, Buddy Rich

Take the A Train  BBC Big Band Orchestra

Take the A Train  Wynton Marsalis

Take the A Train  Steve Gadd, Michel Petrucciani, Anthony Jackson, 1998

Long Train Running  The Dobbie Brothers

Last Train to Clarksville  The Monkees, 1966

Bringing in the Georgia Mail  Sam Bush, 2006

Chattanooga Choo Choo Glenn Miller,
The Nicholas Brothers, Dorthy Danridge, 1941

Chattanooga Choo Choo  Carmen Miranda

Chattanooga Choo Choo  The Andrews Sisters

Chattanooga Choo Choo  The BBC Big Band Orchestra

Chattanooga Choo Choo  Floyd Cramer, 1962

Chattanooga Choo Choo  Ronnie Verrell, 1966

Chattanooga Choo Choo  The Rudi Bohn Orchestra, 1976

Chattanooga Choo Choo  Hayley Westenra & Heather Small, 2005

Chattanooga Choo Choo  Teddy Stauffers Teddies & Phyllis Heymans

Chattanooga Choo Choo  The Glenn Miller Orchestra (UK)

Chattanooga Choo Choo  Herb Alpert, 2014

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