History the pere marquette railroad was incorporated on november 1, 1899 in anticipation of a merger of three michiganbased railroad companies that had been agreed upon by all parties. Illustrated history of north american railroads tayler, arthur on. Online shopping for history railroads from a great selection at books store. The success of the pere marquette gave young the freedom to continue his pursuits for improved passenger service. In 1946 an order of 46 new cars was placed with the budd company to introduce the allnew chessie washington cincinnati followed up by a 287car order from pullman to reequip the entirety of the railroad s aging fleet. One of the most important developments of the 19th century, railways spanned continents, enabled the settlement of the american west, and even helped the north win the civil war. This page provides a directory of websites offering railroad books including new, used, rare, and outofprint books covering railroad history, train operations, railroad photography, and model railroading. Railroads that ran service to as many states as pere marquette railway are fairly rare because it requires a large railroad to cover ground in 5 different states. Interactive map of current and abandoned rail lines. Pmhs conferences resume in 2020 on saturday, september 19, we will resume holding annual members conferences.
The railroad commissary bookshelf we specialize in outofprint and hardtofind used rr books. The first steam locomotive in the upper peninsula, sebastopol, arrived via boat at marquette. The track operated by mqt consists of the former csx baldwin, ludington and manistee subdivisions. Lavishly illustrated and a joy to read, this authoritative reference work on the north american continents railroads covers the u. Carferries of the great lakes to pere marquette power by arthur million, jr.
This thoroughly researched work examines the various aspects of the industrys development. Learn more about railroad history with this selection of books available in the museum store. It was formed in 1900 following the merger of several smaller railroads. This year, we will meet at the comstock inn in owosso, michigan for a program of presentations on the pm, a conversation with the board of directors, and a visit.
Dont forget to bookmark this page so you can return easily and often. Built 1904 for the pere marquette railroad through truss swing bridge over st joseph river on csx railroad open to traffic. Railroad history score a books total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. Elsewhere, the seach will be visibly opened after this button is selected. The 2004 film the polar express featured steam locomotive pere marquette 1225. You will get a brand new copy directly out of the printers case. The history and politics of a national railroad by david c. For operations of the current railroad, see union pacific railroad. Railroads that ran service to as many states as pere marquette railway. This expanded second edition includes a reprint of the original plus 39 new pages about the subsequent fate of the branch. Here are carefully selected articles, photographs, and art.
Abebooks 100 million books from independent booksellers, including thousands of railroad titles. Bhi publications publishes railroad photo books intended for. Welcome to the railroad commissary online railroad book catalog. This book presents a history of the steam and diesel locomotives operated by the pere marquette railway, from its consolidation in 1900 through its merger with. Railroad history, railways, locomotives, entrepreneurs. The pere marquette railroad was incorporated on november 1. We feature beginner and advanced help on all model railroading scales, including layout track.
The pere marquette railway railroad history and classic. Using a plethora of primary sources including railway timetables and maps, this work lends insight into the littleknown corporate business history of the pere. The men who built the transcontinental railroad 186369 by stephen e. Historical information including equipment rosters, maps, photos, timelines and preservation news related to the pere marquette railroad. Mqt marquette rail locomotive roster railroad picture. Navigate to the global search form search landmark. This book was written by railroad historians mark worrall and benjamin l.
Welcome to the official web site of the pere marquette historical society, inc pm wyoming back shop, circa 1947. Books marked oop out of print can sometimes be found at hobby shops, used book dealers, model train shows, railroadiana shows, or. Dec 15, 2012 spanning more than one and a half centuries, this treasure trove examines the steam, diesel, and electric locomotives that have have kept north american commerce on the rails since the middle of the nineteenth centuty. Although the railroad played a significant role in the transportation of both passengers and freight during the 19th and early 20th cent. You are bidding on a limited edition case bound print run of 150. Value of railroad antiques from pere marquette railway. The railroad s unusual name came from an early name for the town of ludington, michigan, which was originally named for pere jacques marquette, a 17th century french priest and explorer. To the best of my knowledge there has never been a thorough history of the pere marquette recently published although there have been various books written which highlight particular aspects of the company, ranging from byron babbishs pere marquette railway. Each book will be numbered on the inside of the dust jacket and on the title page. Bernhart and was published by the outer station project. It contains original scholarship and fresh interpretations that set the standard in railway research. American railroads in the 1850s 1978 american railroads 2nd ed 1997.
Many of the pere marquettes steam locomotives like the one pictured here spent their last. Many of the pere marquettes steam locomotives like the one pictured here spent their last days on the dead line at new buffalo before being hauled away to be cut down to scrap. As it turns out the success of the pere marquette was. It is based in ludington and operates 126 miles 203 km of trackage north from grand rapids, michigan, where connections with csx and. Marquette rail, llc 3670 north euclid avenue bay city, mi 48706 emergency phone number 866 5273499.
The pere marquette railway reporting mark pm operated in the great lakes region of the united states and southern parts of ontario in canada. If a railroad antique is dated 1940 or later, chances are that unless it is a very unique item, it will not be worth much if you want to sell. Marquette rail overview marquette rail is a class iii rail carrier that began operations in 2005 with the purchase of miles of former pm trackage from csx transportation. In the 1920s the pere marquette came under the control of cleveland financiers oris and mantis van sweringen. Clair county, michigan built 1931 warren through truss with all verticals bridge over black river on pere marquette railroad abandoned. Marquette and huron mountain railroad marquette county. The pere marquette railroad pm is formed by merging three small railroads in the united states. It is based in ludington and operates 126 miles 203 km of trackage north from grand rapids, michigan, where connections with csx and norfolk southern are located. The rail yard in new buffalo ceased operations train operations in 1984. Trains magazine offers railroad news, railroad industry insight, commentary on todays freight railroads, passenger service amtrak, locomotive technology, railroad preservation and history, railfan. Directors of the union pacific railroad gather on the 100th meridian, which later became cozad, nebraska, approximately 250 miles 400 km west of omaha, nebraska territory, in october 1866.
Our membership is made up of historians, former employees, modelers, and railfans. It serves chemical, paper products and various general freight customers. The floods of july 1916 foreward by matthew bumgarner this reprint of a historic southern railway publication details the tragedy of july, 1916 across the. Spanning more than one and a half centuries, this treasure trove examines the steam, diesel, and electric locomotives that have have kept north american commerce on the rails since the. Pere marquette railroad new buffalo railroad museum. Stone 1991 covers 19201980, with emphasis on end of icc amtrak. Online shopping from a great selection at books store. Michigan railroad new book pere marquette railway rr. It began operations on january 1, 1900, absorbing the following companies. Oct 29, 2019 ex pere marquette railway routes still in service updated.
The 1225 was built in october of 1941 by the lima locomotive works in lima, ohio for the pere marquette railway. Print this mapemail this mapview interactive mapview detailed map. The pere marquette was made up of an extensive number of railroads in the late 1800s incorporated sep. As he did for global railroad history in his blood, iron, and gold, wolmar masterfully condenses the history of american rail into a lively and lucid work that is highly recommended to all. Some railroads recognized their own history by creating museums to house preserved collections such as the. It contains original scholarship and fresh interpretations that set the standard in. In 1946 an order of 46 new cars was placed with the budd company to introduce. In 1984, amtrak named its passenger train between grand rapids, michigan and chicago the pere marquette. Description map shows existing and proposed railroad lines for region from minneapolis to boston, centered on lower peninsula, mich. Pmhs was founded in 1995 as a means of collecting and disseminating information regarding the pere marquette railroad.
An historical study of the growth and development of one of michigans most important railway systems, vol. The floods of july 1916 foreward by matthew bumgarner this reprint of a historic southern railway publication details the tragedy of july, 1916 across the american southeast and the epic heroism of the railroad s response. It had trackage in the states of michigan, ohio, indiana and. See more ideas about train, great lakes ships and michigan. Pere marquette 1225, the largest and most impressive piece in the steam railroading institutes collection, is one of the largest operating steam locomotives in michigan. Pmhs conferences resume in 2020 on saturday, september 19, we will resume. In 1946 an order of 46 new cars was placed with the budd company to introduce the allnew chessie washington cincinnati followed up by a 287car order from pullman to reequip the entirety of the railroads aging fleet. The train in the background awaits the party of eastern capitalists, newspapermen, and other prominent figures invited by the railroad executives.
The encyclopedias overarching theme is the evolution of the railroad industry and the historical impact of its progress on the north american continent. The history of the union pacific railroad stretches from 1862 to the present. The northern pacific railroad, the sioux, and the panic of 1873 by m. It operated on the former lake superior and ishpeming railroad big bay. Model railroader is the worlds largest magazine on model trains and model railroad layouts. The pm is named after pere jacques marquette, the french jesuit missionary who founded michigans first european settlement, sault st. Trains magazine offers railroad news, railroad industry insight, commentary on todays freight railroads, passenger service amtrak, locomotive technology, railroad preservation and history, railfan opportunities tourist railroads, fan trips, and great railroad photography. Csx stronach bridge manistee county, michigan main span built 1887 at. Description map shows existing and proposed railroad lines for region from minneapolis to boston, centered on lower. Batterdale books buys and sells secondhand books on british and overseas railways, canals, trams and buses, and industrial history. Planning the pere marquette model railroader magazine.1357 488 905 1315 357 889 830 188 1056 275 1525 942 593 1602 925 917 1128 1177 955 869 581 1060 1405 397 728 848 968 1187 1049 202 917 412 1442 1461 1137 1040 164 395 442