A History of the CB&Q Illinois Pea Vine Book, 276 pages

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  • Sold Date: Feb 26,2011
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This is the new, revised 2nd edition of � "A History of the CB&Q Pea Vine, The Galesburg to Savanna Branch". � It is 276 pages soft bound and has 55 pictures that the 1st edition didn't have including 32 in color. � Three of the new 55 pictures are 2 page spreads shown in pictures 1 and 2. � Picture 1 is engine 677 sitting at the Galesburg depot with the baggage cars being unloaded. � Picture 2 is the local � meeting a freight at Lynn about 1900. � Picture 3 is the back cover of the book showing 'the pea vine" and all junctioning branch lines. � This book was published in June of 2010.
Pictures of depots in this book are Beardstown, Table Grove, Vermont, Browning, Astoria, Bushnell, Monmouth, Gerlaw, Alexis, Henderson, Rio, Alpha, Ophiem, Lynn, Orion, Osco (Rock Island Lines), New Boston, Joy, Nekoma, Woodhull, Aledo, Galva (Rock Island Lines), Aledo (Rock Island Southern), Reynolds and Preemption (Rock Island Southern), Hillsdale, Erie, Burlington Junction (Denrock), Lyndon, Sterling, Barstow, Moline (Dri-line), Moline (CB&Q), Rock Island, Rock Island (Rock Island Lines), Rock Island (Milwaukee), Ohio, Prophetstown, Tampico, Fenton, Garden Plain, Fulton, Galesburg (both CB&Q and ATSF), Thomson (CB&Q and Milwaukee), and Savanna.
Branch Lines discussed are Gladstone (Burlington) to Galva via Oquawka, New Boston, Joy, Aledo, Viola, New Windsor, Alpha, Woodhull, � and Nekoma, Barstow to Rock Island via Silvis, East Moline, Moline and Rock Island, Denrock to Sterling, Fenton to Thomson via Garden Plain and Fulton and Denrock to Mendota. � The author of this book ran over this line in the last 10 years of his 38 year career as a Conductor for BN and BNSF. � The book uses maps of all kinds and timetables to illustrate how the Gaesburg to Savanna branch has changed from 1870 to the present. � The author includes many stories including those on how set outs were made "in the blind" before portable radios were available.
The cost is $28.95 which includes free shipping and sales tax is paid by the author. � Paypal is preferred but other arrangements can be made and the author will sign the book unless other wise instructed.

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