Milwaukee Shops Inc.

Publishers of books on railroad history, featuring Milwaukee Road passenger equipment and locomotives.


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.