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Chicago: America's Railroad Capital

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BRIAN SOLOMON is the author of more than 40 books about locomotives and railroading, most recently North American Railroad Family Trees (2013), The Twilight of Steam (2014), GE and EMD Locomotives: The Illustrated History (2014), and Chicago: America's Railroad Capital (2014), all for Voyageur Press. He splits his time between Monson, Massachusetts, and Dublin, Ireland. http://briansolomon.com/trackingthelight/ http://www.briansolomon.com JOHN GRUBER is a respected railroad photographer, author, editor, and historian. In 1994, he received the prestigious Railway and Locomotive Historical Society's lifetime achievement award for photography. Gruber is currently the president of the Center for Railroad Photography and Art. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin. MICHAEL W. BLASZAK was born into a Pennsylvania Railroad family in Chicago, his grandmother having gone to work in the 12th Street Coach Yard during the Depression. After graduating from law school, he joined the Santa Fe Railway. Throughout his legal career, he has represented many Class 1, short-line, and passenger railroads, as well as writing numerous articles about the railroad industry and taking railroad photographs for nearly 50 years. CHRIS GUSS has been writing about rail-related topics for over 20 years and photographing trains for almost 30 years. After graduating college, he worked in various operations and management positions for several railroads before becoming a freelance writer and photographer. Born in St. Louis, he has called Chicago home since 2000.

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