Iowa s Last Narrow Gauge Railroad

Overjoyed at having a larger entity involved, anticipation for the widening of the rails to standard gauge grew quickly. This book relates the story from the beginning to its abandonment in 1936.

Author: John Tigges

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738541184

Category: History

Page: 127

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When talk began circulating in 1848 about the importance of railroads, the people of Cascade grew anxious. Without direct access to navigable rivers other than the Mississippi over 36 miles away, their community could very well fade from existence. They needed a railroad as soon as possible. The idea raced forward, with the backing of the Chicago, Clinton, Dubuque and Minnesota Railroad Company, or "the River Road," which ran along the western bank of the Mississippi River and passed through Bellevue. Their hopes and dreams became reality in a three-foot-gauge line 31 years later, in 1879. In 1880, the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway purchased the River Road, which included the narrow-gauge branch line to Cascade. Overjoyed at having a larger entity involved, anticipation for the widening of the rails to standard gauge grew quickly. This book relates the story from the beginning to its abandonment in 1936. Today Bellevue and Cascade survive as thriving small towns and are economically healthy. Despite the fact that 70 years have passed since the last spike was pulled, many people know of and recall Iowa's last narrow-gauge railroad.
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Iowa Railroads

It should be pointed out that while the Milwaukee's expansion program in Iowa
had run its course, such was not the case on the other parts of the ... THE SLIM
PRINCESS In 1936 the last narrow-gauge railroad in Iowa ceased operation.

Author: H. Roger Grant

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781609380137

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

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What began as a study of the Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway stretched into more than a dozen contributions on Hawkeye state railroad topics. By 1969 Donovan had examined Iowa's “Little Three”: Chicago Great Western, Illinois Central, and Minneapolis & St. Paul as well as the state's “Big Four”: Chicago & North Western; Chicago, Burlington & Quincy; Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific; and Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific. In addition to these seven core carriers, Donovan covered the state's less prominent railroads: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Great Northern; and Union Pacific and Wabash. Moreover, he contributed an issue on Iowa's principal interurbans, most of which survived into the 1950s as electric-powered freight-only short lines. In uniting Donovan's articles into a single volume, Iowa Railroads provides the most complete history of Iowa's rail heritage.
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Annual Report Iowa State Commerce Commission

703.6 10 Give the average number of years the trestle and pile bridges last on
your road in Iowa . ... What is the average number of years that iron rails last in
your track on main line in Iowa . ... Burlington & Northwestern ( narrow gauge ) at
Brighton , one mile east of Oskaloosa , one mile west of Hedrick , and one and
one ...

Author: Iowa State Commerce Commission

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435063977870

Category: Public utilities

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Fourth report is accompanied by "Map and profiles of Iowa railroads, 1881".
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History of Winneshiek and Allamakee Counties Iowa

The engineer of the Narrow Gauge Railroad there surveyed and platted some of
them , when to his surprise he found ... The building was erected the previous
year ; and as early as 1828 a detail of men from Ft . Crawford ( Prairie du Chien ...

Author: W. E. Alexander

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89063869606

Category: Allamakee County (Iowa)

Page: 738

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History of Black Hawk County Iowa and Its People

This proposition fell through, but the proposition for a narrow gauge railroad
between Waterloo and McGregor was again ... A final meeting was called and a
committee appointed to look after the matter, consisting of ' Matthew Parrott, L.
Alford, ...

Author: J.C. Hartman

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 9785878945356

Category: History

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The Hook Eye

A History of the Iowa Central Railway Donovan L. Hofsommer. Smalley, E. V. ...
Past and Present oprpanoose County, Iowa. Chicago: ... Toussaint, Willard I. “
Charles Mason and the Burlington Northwestern Narrow Gauge Railroad."
Annals of ...

Author: Donovan L. Hofsommer

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816644977

Category: Transportation

Page: 151

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Traces the colorful history of the Iowa Central Railway and its valuable contributions to the development of the upper Midwest, chronicling the origins, growth, and eventual dismantling of the railroad and assessing its relationship with its customers, its influence on the state's agricultural and industrial commerce, and more.
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Legislative Documents Submitted to the General Assembly of the State of Iowa

703.6 10 Give the average number of years the trestle and pile bridges last on
your road in Iowa . ... What is the average number of years that iron rails last in
your track on main line in Iowa . ... Burlington & Northwestern ( narrow gauge ) at
Brighton , one mile east of Oskaloosa , one mile west of Hedrick , and one and
one ...

Author: Iowa

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B2944601

Category:

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The History of Lee County Iowa

Political Economy — Roads and Highways 432 Last Olden... 434 County
Commissioners 434 Second Election 435 Violations of the License Law 436
County Jail 437 Iowa Territory 437 ... 511 Burlington k Southwestern Railroad
511 Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska Railroad 611 Fort Madison & Northwestern
Narrow-Gauge ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU54289416

Category: Lee County (Iowa)

Page: 887

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Annual Report

Give the average pumber of years that wooden truss bridges last on your road in
sowa .. .6 years . ROAD - BED AND TRACK . 46 9 6 5 50,697 132 Number of
track sections in Iowa .... Average length of sections , on narrow gauge , Des
Moines ...

Author: Iowa State Commerce Commission

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3005772

Category:

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Biennial Report of the Railroad Commissioner of the State of Wisconsin

The road is to be a three - foot gauge , and the division north of Wauzeka is to be
constructed with hard maple rail . ... last year by E. H. Williams of the Iowa
Eastern Railway as to the adaptability of maple rails for narrow gauge railroads ,
with ...

Author: Wisconsin. Railroad Commissioners' Department

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924007104676

Category: Railroads

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Legislative Documents

703.6 10 Give the average number of years the trestle and pile bridges last on
your road in Iowa . ... What is the average number of years that iron rails last in
your track on main line in Iowa . ... Burlington & Northwestern ( narrow gauge ) at
Brighton , one mile east of Oskaloosa , one mile west of Hedrick , and one and
one ...

Author: Iowa. General Assembly

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951002234760Z

Category: Iowa

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Contains the reports of state departments and officials for the preceding fiscal biennium.
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The Biographical Dictionary of Iowa

Initially, they acquired a small narrow gauge railroad west of the city,
reincorporated it as the Des Moines North Western Railway, and planned ...
Shortly thereafter, Hubbell, Polk, and their associates incorporated two more
railways: the Des Moines and St. Louis Railway to operate a railroad ... The trust
would last until 1983.

Author: David Hudson

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781587297243

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 608

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Iowa has been blessed with citizens of strong character who have made invaluable contributions to the state and to the nation. In the 1930s alone, such towering figures as John L. Lewis, Henry A. Wallace, and Herbert Hoover hugely influenced the nation’s affairs. Iowa’s Native Americans, early explorers, inventors, farmers, scholars, baseball players, musicians, artists, writers, politicians, scientists, conservationists, preachers, educators, and activists continue to enrich our lives and inspire our imaginations. Written by an impressive team of more than 150 scholars and writers, the readable narratives include each subject’s name, birth and death dates, place of birth, education, and career and contributions. Many of the names will be instantly recognizable to most Iowans; others are largely forgotten but deserve to be remembered. Beyond the distinctive lives and times captured in the individual biographies, readers of the dictionary will gain an appreciation for how the character of the state has been shaped by the character of the individuals who have inhabited it. From Dudley Warren Adams, fruit grower and Grange leader, to the Younker brothers, founders of one of Iowa’s most successful department stores, The Biographical Dictionary of Iowa is peopled with the rewarding lives of more than four hundred notable citizens of the Hawkeye State. The histories contained in this essential reference work should be eagerly read by anyone who cares about Iowa and its citizens. Entries include Cap Anson, Bix Beiderbecke, Black Hawk, Amelia Jenks Bloomer, William Carpenter, Philip Greeley Clapp, Gardner Cowles Sr., Samuel Ryan Curtis, Jay Norwood Darling, Grenville Dodge, Julien Dubuque, August S. Duesenberg, Paul Engle, Phyllis L. Propp Fowle, George Gallup, Hamlin Garland, Susan Glaspell, Josiah Grinnell, Charles Hearst, Josephine Herbst, Herbert Hoover, Inkpaduta, Louis Jolliet, MacKinlay Kantor, Keokuk, Aldo Leopold, John L. Lewis, Marquette, Elmer Maytag, Christian Metz, Bertha Shambaugh, Ruth Suckow, Billy Sunday, Henry Wallace, and Grant Wood. Excerpt from the entry on: Gallup, George Horace (November 19, 1901–July 26, 1984)—founder of the American Institute of Public Opinion, better known as the Gallup Poll, whose name was synonymous with public opinion polling around the world—was born in Jefferson, Iowa. . . . . A New Yorker article would later speculate that it was Gallup’s background in “utterly normal Iowa” that enabled him to find “nothing odd in the idea that one man might represent, statistically, ten thousand or more of his own kind.” . . . In 1935 Gallup partnered with Harry Anderson to found the American Institute of Public Opinion, based in Princeton, New Jersey, an opinion polling firm that included a syndicated newspaper column called “America Speaks.” The reputation of the organization was made when Gallup publicly challenged the polling techniques of The Literary Digest, the best-known political straw poll of the day. Calculating that the Digest would wrongly predict that Kansas Republican Alf Landon would win the presidential election, Gallup offered newspapers a money-back guarantee if his prediction that Franklin Delano Roosevelt would win wasn’t more accurate. Gallup believed that public opinion polls served an important function in a democracy: “If govern¬ment is supposed to be based on the will of the people, somebody ought to go and find what that will is,” Gallup explained.
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The History of Dallas County Iowa

This one was also the first rail . road established in the State of Iowa , under the
title of the Mississippi and Missouri ... by indomitable energy and unflinching
pluck of the enterprising citizens and leading men of Adel a narrow gauge
railroad ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IOWA:31858031630944

Category: Dallas County (Iowa)

Page: 648

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Annual Report

Iowa. Railroad Commissioners. RENEWAL OF BRIDGES AND CULVERTS IN
IOWA . Des Moines River Bridge at Eddyville rebuilt under contract , five span -
length ... 703.6 10 Give the average number of years the trestle and pile bridges
last on your road in Iowa . ... Burlington & Northwestern ( narrow gauge ) at
Brighton , one mile east of Oskaloosa , one mile west of Hedrick , and one and
one - fourth ...

Author: Iowa. Railroad Commissioners

Publisher:

ISBN: SRLF:A0001872050

Category: Railroads

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Report

703.6 10 Give the average number of years the trestle and pile bridges last on
your road in Iowa . ... What is the average number of years that iron rails last in
your track on main line in Iowa . ... Burlington & Northwestern ( narrow gauge ) at
Brighton , one mile east of Oskaloosa , one mile west of Hedrick , and one and
one ...

Author: Iowa State Commerce Commission

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:67237349

Category: Railroads

Page:

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Legislative Documents

703.6 10 Give the average number of years the trestle and pile bridges last on
your road in Iowa . ... What is the average number of years that iron rails last in
your track on main line in Iowa . ... Burlington & Northwestern ( narrow gauge ) at
Brighton , one mile east of Oskaloosa , one mile west of Hedrick , and one and
one ...

Author: Iowa

Publisher:

ISBN: IOWA:31858012296988

Category: Iowa

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Contains the reports of state departments and officials for the preceding fiscal biennium.
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Annual Report of the Board of Railroad Commissioners for the Year Ending

Co. , Dr. to F. Molling : For goods damaged in transit from Waterloo , Iowa to
Clinton , Iowa : Repairs on cook stove . ... Iowa , representing the business
interests of the own of Casca Iowa , do hereby petition your honorable body ( as
a last resort ) to take action in ... -The branch line of said railroad company
entering this place is a narrow gauge road , and the only railroad line entering
this place , having a ...

Author: Iowa. Board of Railroad Commissioners

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HL2HPH

Category: Public utilities

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The History of Dubuque County Iowa Containing a History of the County Its Cities Towns c Biographical Sketches of Citizens War Record of Its Volunteers in the Late Rebellion General and Local Statistics History of the Northwest History of Iowa

Thia finally blossomed into the Chicago, Bellevue, Cascade & Western Narrow
Gauge Railroad Company, which was ... The road was pushed to completion,
and, on the 30th of December, 1879, the last rail was laid and the first train of cars
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU54287316

Category: Dubuque County (Iowa)

Page: 977

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Iowa History and Culture

Author:

Publisher: Iowa State Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105024598240

Category: History

Page: 356

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A thorough bibliography with some annotations when the title does not describe the material. Arrangement is in 25 alphabetically sequenced subject categories. Four classes of material are excluded: genealogies, newspaper articles, manuscripts, audio-visual materials. Indexed by personal name and sub
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