What began as a study of the Minneapolis a St. Louis Railway stretched into more than a dozen contributions on Hawkeye state railroad topics. By 1969 Donovan had examined Iowa's aLittle Threea: Chicago Great Western, Illinois Central, and Minneapolis a St. Paul as well as the state's aBig Foura: Chicago a North Western; Chicago, Burlington a Quincy; Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul a Pacific; and Chicago, Rock Island a Pacific. In addition to these seven core carriers, Donovan covered the state's less prominent railroads: Atchison, Topeka a 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.In the first venue, California, his main endeavor was graduate work, probably in English, at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. But his activities involved more than academic studies. In order to pay tuition and living expenses anbsp;...
|Author||:||H. Roger Grant|
|Publisher||:||University of Iowa Press - 2000-05-01|