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Rails Around the Thumb
by Gaffney, T J, and Keefe, Kevin P (Introduction by)

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Discover how important railroads once were to Michigan's Thumb region in this wonderful collection of images. Although the area is best known for its agrarian roots, the railroad operations were involved in so much more, from light industries that fed the auto industry to shipments of fish from Saginaw Bay into eastern markets. Return to a time when everyone knew the route of the "Polly-Ann," local citizens identified the time of day by the sound of a train whistle, and the arrival of a train crew nearly doubled a town's population. Many of the images in this book have never been seen before, or, if so, only in a family's living room, soon to be returned to grandpa's trunk in the attic. These images surfaced to introduce future generations to what railroading in the Thumb once was. In an age when many of
these railroad lines have disappeared, it can be hard to believe how many once crisscrossed this area.

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Rails Around the Thumb (Paperback Or Softback)Rails Around the Thumb (Paperback Or Softback) (Paperback or Softback)
Pub. Date: 3/26/2012
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Price: $16.22
Seller: BargainBookStores, Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Description: Rails Around the Thumb (Paperback or Softback)
Condition: New in New jacket
Rails Around the Thumb (Images of Rail)Rails Around the Thumb (Images of Rail) (Paperback)
Pub. Date: 2012
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Price: $19.98
Seller: More Books, MIAMI, FL, USA
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Overview

Discover how important railroads once were to Michigan's Thumb region in this wonderful collection of images. Although the area is best known for its agrarian roots, the railroad operations were involved in so much more, from light industries that fed the auto industry to shipments of fish from Saginaw Bay into eastern markets. Return to a time when everyone knew the route of the "Polly-Ann," local citizens identified the time of day by the sound of a train whistle, and the arrival of a train crew nearly doubled a town's population. Many of the images in this book have never been seen before, or, if so, only in a family's living room, soon to be returned to grandpa's trunk in the attic. These images surfaced to introduce future generations to what railroading in the Thumb once was. In an age when many of
these railroad lines have disappeared, it can be hard to believe how many once crisscrossed this area.

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  • PID: 15202010191
  • ISBN-13: 9780738592169
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
  • Seller: Alibris
    Condition: New.
    Notes: Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 127 p. Contains: Unspecified, Illustrations, black & white. Images of Rail.