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BURLINGTON ROUTE ACROSS THE HEARTLAND ***SPECIAL $9.95***

 

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This book originally retailed for $18.95, and is now available for the special price of $9.95. The Chicago, Burlington, & Quincy-the Burlington Route- was kown for its Zephyrs, the fleet of fluted stainless-steel passenger trains that connected Chicago to points west. However, there was more to the CB&Q than flashy passenger trains. The railroad connected the nation's heartland, relying heavily on agricultural traffic, including grain, livestock, and perishable goods. Owned jointly by the Northern Pacific and Great Northern, the Burlington prospered through the 40's and 50's. This book covers the complete story from the heart of the Burlington and it's Chicago-to-Denver mainline, which hosted many of the Q's famous passenger trains(Calf.Zephyr, Denver Zephyr, and Nebraska Zephyr), to there great steam and diesel frieght sevice, even going up to the present BNSF day meger. 128 paged softbound edition with over 100. photographs and detailed text.

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