Milwaukee Shops Inc.
Milwaukee Shops Inc. Big Naming Contest Results!
We have been working on our next volume of Milwaukee Road passenger car books. This volume will cover the equipment built by or for The Milwaukee Road starting in 1946 and going up to 5/1/1971.
The book will cover all the equipment starting with the cars built for the Olympian Hiawatha, and the major car building program of the Milwaukee Road shops that re-equipped the system with new streamlined cars. It also will include cars built by Pullman and Budd. This volume is the successor to our two previous books: Hiawatha – First of the Speedliners, and Hiawatha – Nothing Faster On Rails.
We have been looking for an ideal title for this third volume, and asked for your input. Much like the Railroad did when it was planning for the first full-length dome cars, it had a contest to name the cars. The result was the name “Super Dome”.
Our Naming Contest closed 6/29/2020, the anniversary of the inaugural date of the Olympian Hiawatha.
By overwhelming response the winner is:
Hiawatha – Last Of The Speedliners
We thank you for your many suggestions, and the votes you cast for the title.
Hiawatha - Nothing Faster On Rails
NEWS: We have reduced the price of Hiawatha - Nothing Faster on Rails from $99.95 to just $84.95, a $15 savings.
Even More News! We now offer FREE SHIPPING on all domestic orders over $50! This is an additional $10 savings for book purchasers. That makes buying a book now a total savings of $25.00!!
This is a great opportunity to get yourself a second copy or make a great gift. Do Not Delay, there is very limited inventory available, so get yours Now.
This is a limited time offer.
Our second volume covering the streamlined, lightweight passenger cars and trains of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, “The Milwaukee Road,” and the locomotives that pulled them from the “ribbed” era on the railroad of 1936-1942.
This is a very limited press run, so do not delay, order yours today.
Hiawatha – Nothing Faster On Rails is a deluxe, hard cover, spiral bound book, detailing the ongoing development of lightweight passenger car construction by the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad.
- More than 250 pages, 11" x 14".
- Over 347 B&W and 20 Color photographs, most never before published.
- Over 105 drawings illustrating: The development of the Milwaukee Road's second, third and fourth lightweight - high speed trains: the Hiawatha of 1936, 1939, and 1942.
- HO scale plans and 26 full color side elevations of all cars produced by the Milwaukee Shops 1936-1942, with later modified versions.
- Also included are the Hiawatha’s locomotives in photographs and HO scale plans.
- A photographic pictorial of the Hiawatha’s operation.
- Later modifications and assignments of the 1936-1942 passenger equipment.
- Rosters and typical train consists.
8 pages Introduction and Table of Contents
4 pages Chapter 1: Speed, Style and Horizontal Ribs
40 pages Chapter 2: The 1937 Hiawatha
32 pages Chapter 3: The 1939 Hiawatha
28 pages Chapter 4: The 1942 Hiawatha
16 pages Chapter 5: The Milwaukee Road in Color
42 pages Chapter 6: Modified Equipment.
30 pages Chapter 7: Hiawatha Pictorial
26 pages Chapter 8: Hiawatha Locomotives
19 pages Chapter 9: Converted Equipment
4 pages Rosters, Dispositions, Typical Consists
2 pages Chronology.
5 pages Truck Drawings
256 total pages!
What People Are Saying about: Hiawatha - Nothing Faster On Rails:
It is not every day that a seminal book of this magnitude comes along. It has been 20 years since the last one.
Just a note to let all interested that The Milwaukee Shops long awaited and anticipated second book on Milwaukee Shops built passenger cars 1936 to 1942 has finally arrived. The title is "Hiawatha - Nothing Faster On Rails". It is over 250 pages of just about everything you would ever want to know about these unique and colorful cars. How they were built, how they were operated, the locos that pulled them, just about everything. There are drawings, color renderings , detail photos and in depth text.
Des Plaines Hobbies
What a book, all my other railroad books fades in comparison, this is a book that that Karl F. Nystrom and Charles H. Bilty would have bought and I can almost see them looking down, with a smile of approval....you've done the Milwaukee Road spirits proud....
I only wish, hope for, that you'll reprint the first volume, as I missed that one...
I can't wait for the next one!
I will say it again, this book is fab!
Who needs porn when there are books like this, on the MILW.
The book will keep me busy for a while...
Received the book Volume 2 today at noon and after a brief review over lunch it is outstanding. This is the book I have been waiting for, for 30 years! Thanks and congratulations to you and the Milwaukee Shops team for another job well done! Looking forward to volume 3 but a much needed rest is understood.
Thank you for sending me this book of Hiawatha - Nothing Faster On Rails as I got received by mail today. I do appreciated this book as extremely interested about prewar passenger trains. So I will watch future volume of postwar Hiawatha including 1947 Olympian Hiawatha and 1948 Hiawathas plus other trains as soon. Please let me know about future books as possible. Thank you again about this volume.
Dennis L. Tharp
Wow! "Hiawatha Nothing Faster On Rails" is quite a book.
I was born in Milwaukee and the first train I rode was the Chippewa (steam powered) and I've been a Milwaukee Road nut since then. I'm fortunate to have a copy of your first book and have enjoyed reading it and looking at the pictures many times.
Your latest book is fantastic as far as I'm concerned. It's a wonderful read. With as many 'Road' books that I have, I'm surprised at how many pictures you found that I've never seen before.
Keep up the great work. I'm already looking forward to your next publication.
Jon F. Boettcher
It arrived last night.
When's the next one coming out?