Wisconsin Central Heritage: Volume One
By John Leopard
Hardcover, All Color, 128 pages
Wisconsin Central Heritage Volume 1 begins with a history of America’s most successful regional railroad, including companies the WC purchased: Fox River Valley Railroad; Green Bay & Western; and Algoma Central. This is a subdivision by subdivision look at the system beginning at Chicago and working north to Fond du Lac, Neenah, Green Bay, Gladstone, and Sault Ste. Marie. This is more than a picture book with plenty of in depth analysis of train schedules, yard operations, and customer and shipper information. For historical perspective trains of each of the line’s previous operators are included: Soo Line, C&NW, Milwaukee Road. Volume 2 will cover the former C&NW upper-Michigan ore lines, the Algoma Central, and the remainder of the WC system including Stevens Point, Ashland, the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, and the Twin Ports of Duluth/Superior.