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Transportation in Iowa: A Historical Summary (William H. Thompson)


 

 
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Table of Contents PDF
 
Chapter One - Early Transportation in Iowa Before Railroads PDF
 
Chapter Two - Railroad Construction and Influence in Iowa PDF
 
Chapter Three - Railroads and Public Opinion PDF
 
Chapter Four - The Movement For Good Roads PDF
 
Chapter Five - The Transportation Structure of Iowa: 1900-1920 PDF
  Introduction  
  Railroads - General Observations  
  Railroads - Highway and Farm Crossings  
  Railroads - Railroad Operations  
  Railroads - Agricultural Traffic  
  Railroads - The Corn Gospel Trains  
  Railroad Rate Regulatory Control - The Federal level  
  Railroad Rate Regulatory Control - The General Rate level Cases  
  Railroad Rate Regulatory Control - The State Level  
  Changes in the Railroad Route Structure - Closing the Gaps  
  Changes in the Railroad Route Structure - Improvements in Motive Power  
  Changes in the Railroad Route Structure - Steam Passenger Trains  
  Changes in the Railroad Route Structure - The Battles for Financial Control  
  Roads and Highways - The Highways of lowa-1904·1908  
  Roads and Highways - Geology and Road Building  
  Roads and Highways - Early Road Building  
  Roads and Highways - Sporadic Road Building  
  Roads and Highways - The King Road Drag  
  Roads and Highways - Bridges  
  Roads and Highways - Highway Funding and Traffic  
  Roads and Highways - Highway Progress Under the New Commission  
  Roads and Highways - The State Highway Department, 1913-1920  
  Roads and Highways - Hard-Surfaced Roads-The Problems  
  Roads and Highways - The Lincoln Highway  
  Roads and Highways - The Jefferson Highway  
  Roads and Highways - Highway Accidents and Fatalities  
  Roads and Highways - Convict Labor on State Institutional Roads  
  Roads and Highways - Traffic Surveys  
  Roads and Highways - The Highway Situation by 1920  
  River Transportation-The Doldrums - The Upper Mississippi River  
  River Transportation-The Doldrums - The Missouri River  
  Early Aviation in Iowa - The Pioneers  
  Early Aviation in Iowa - World Famous Aviators  
  Early Aviation in Iowa - The War Years-1917-1918  
  Summary  
 
Chapter Six - Street Railways and Electric Interurbans to 1920 PDF
  Street Railways - Introduction  
  Street Railways - The Iowa Experience - Des Moines  
  Street Railways - The Iowa Experience - Dubuque  
  Street Railways - The Iowa Experience - Davenport  
  Street Railways - The Iowa Experience - Clinton  
  Street Railways - The Iowa Experience - Council Bluffs  
  Street Railways - The Iowa Experience - Other City Street Railways  
  Street Railways - Novel and Unique Projects - The Dubuque "Inclines"  
  Street Railways - Novel and Unique Projects - The Sioux City Elevated  
  Street Railways - Novel and Unique Projects - The Sioux City Cable Railway:  
  Electric Interurbans - Introduction  
  Electric Interurbans - Major Electric Interurbans - The Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Railway  
  Electric Interurbans - Major Electric Interurbans - The Cedar Valley Road and Crandic  
  Electric Interurbans - Major Electric Interurbans - The Des Moines and Central Iowa Railway  
  Electric Interurbans - Major Electric Interurbans - The Clinton, Davenport and Muscatine Railway  
  Electric Interurbans - Short line Interurbans - The Southern Iowa Railway  
  Electric Interurbans - Short line Interurbans - The Mason City and Clear Lake Trac ti on Company  
  Electric Interurbans - Short line Interurbans - The Charles City Western Railway  
  Electric Interurbans - Short line Interurbans - The Cedar Rapids and Marion Railway  
  Electric Interurbans - Short line Interurbans - The Oskaloosa to Buxton Railway  
  Electric Interurbans - Short line Interurbans - The Colfax S prings Railway  
  Summary  
 
Chapter Seven - Transportation Policy and Operational Changes in the 1920s PDF
  Introduction  
  Rail-Highway Competition  
  Agricultural Distress in the Postwar Years  
  The Transportation Act of 1920  
  Impact on Shippers and the States  
  Other Provisions of the 1920 Railroad Legislation  
  The Hoch-Smith Resolution  
  Federal Highway and Air Legislation  
  Railroad Operations - The Railroads Adjust to Postwar Conditions  
  Railroad Operations - Railroad Passenger Services and Fares  
  Railroad Operations - Merger Proposals  
  Railroad Operations - Bankruptcies  
  Railroad Operations - Railroad Operations in Iowa  
  Railroad Operations - Electric Interurbans  
  The Motor Vehicle in Iowa  
  The Motor Vehicle in Iowa - Supervision of Motor Buses and Trucks  
  A Busy Railroad Commission  
  The State Highway Commission - Highway Progress  
  The State Highway Commission - Numbering and Marking Highways  
  The State Highway Commission - Numbering License Plates  
  The State Highway Commission - The Primary Road System in the Early Twenties  
  The State Highway Commission - State Policy Requested on Future Highway Improvements  
  The State Highway Commission - Proposed Improvement Plans  
  The State Highway Commission - The State Highway Bonding Issue  
  The State Highway Commission - Highway Safety Measures  
  Commercial Air Service  
  Commercial Air Service - Airport Construction  
  Commercial Air Service - Airline Service and Routes  
  Commercial Air Service - Early Operations  
  Revival of River Transportation  
  Revival of River Transportation - The Inland Waterways Corporation  
  Revival of River Transportation - Terminals. Towboats and Barges  
  Revival of River Transportation - Missouri River Developments  
  Summary  
 
Chapter Eight - The 1930s-Depression and its Aftermath PDF
  Introduction  
  National Economic Indicators and A Profile of Iowa in 1930  
  The Crisis in Agriculture  
  Depression Hits the Railroads - Economic Problems of Iowa Railroads  
  Depression Hits the Railroads - Bankruptcies and Reorganizations  
  Depression Hits the Railroads - Economic Problems for the Electric Interurbans  
  Pre- and Postwar Streamlined Passenger Trains - The Burlington Zephyrs  
  Pre- and Postwar Streamlined Passenger Trains - The Northwestern's Cities  
  Pre- and Postwar Streamlined Passenger Trains - The Rock Island Rockets  
  Pre- and Postwar Streamlined Passenger Trains - The Milwaukee Hiawathas and Other Streamliners  
  Pre- and Postwar Streamlined Passenger Trains - Streamliners and Passenger Revenues  
  Congress Acts to Meet the Railroad Emergency  
  Federal Regulation of Other Modes - Interstate Motor Carriers  
  Federal Regulation of Other Modes - Commercial Motor Carrier Passenger and Freight Traffic  
  Federal Regulation of Other Modes - Commercial Airlines  
  The Demise of the Railroad Commission  
  Federal Aid for Highway Construction - The National Level  
  Federal Aid for Highway Construction - The State Level  
  Formation of the Highway Patrol  
  Highway Concerns at the Close of the Decade  
  Pipelines Come to Iowa  
  Pipelines Come to Iowa - A Brief History  
  River Developments Affecting Iowa - Locks, Dams, and the Nine Foot Channel on the Mississippi  
  River Developments Affecting Iowa - The Missouri  
  Aviation Activity  
  Aviation Activity - Airports and Pilots  
  Aviation Activity - Iowa-Based Airlines and Commercial Service  
  Summary  
 
Chapter Nine - World War II and Post-War 1940-1960 PDF
 
Chapter Ten - The Transportation Industry in Transition - The 1960s PDF
  Introduction  
  Changes in the Transportation Markets, Gross National Product and the Modal Shares  
  Determinants of the Total Freight Market  
  The Iowa Transportation Market in the 1960s - Market Determinants  
  The Iowa Transportation Market in the 1960s - Condition of the Railroads  
  The Iowa Transportation Market in the 1960s - Intermodal Relationships  
  The Iowa Transportation Market in the 1960s - Equipment Shortages  
  The Iowa Transportation Market in the 1960s - Intermodal Coordination  
  The Movement Toward Railroad Mergers - The Issues  
  The Movement Toward Railroad Mergers - Merger Activity of Railroads Serving Iowa  
  Public Transit  
  The Federal Department of Transportation  
  Social and Environmental Concerns  
  Highway Progress and Interstate Programs in Iowa - Transitional Trends  
  Highway Progress and Interstate Programs in Iowa - Interstate Highway Construction  
  Highway Progress and Interstate Programs in Iowa - Primary and Secondary Roads  
  Highway Progress and Interstate Programs in Iowa - Highway Improvements  
  Trends in Air Transportation  
  Waterborne Commerce - The Alter Company  
  Transportation Policy Issues and Conflicts in the 1960s  
  Transportation Policy Issues and Conflicts in the 1960s - Regulation and Fragmentation of State Authority  
  Transportation Policy Issues and Conflicts in the 1960s - Service to Small Towns  
  Transportation Policy Issues and Conflicts in the 1960s - Airport Planning  
  Transportation Policy Issues and Conflicts in the 1960s - Highway Financing  
  Transportation Policy Issues and Conflicts in the 1960s - Conflicts between Social and Economic Goals  
  Transportation Policy Issues and Conflicts in the 1960s - Creation of a State Department of Transportation  
  Summary  
 
Chapter Eleven - Change, Confusion and Crisis - The 1970s and 1980s PDF
  Introduction  
  The State Department of Transportation  
  The National Transportation Dilemma  
  Rescuing the Railroads  
  Rescuing the Railroads - The National Railroad Passenger Act  
  Rescuing the Railroads - Iowa's Segment of the AMTRAK System  
  Rescuing the Railroads - The 3R and 4R Legislation  
  The Railroad Situation in Iowa  
  The Railroad Situation in Iowa - The Chicago and North Western  
  The Railroad Situation in Iowa - The Final Days of the Rock Island  
  The Railroad Situation in Iowa - The Bankruptcy of the Chicago and Milwaukee  
  The Railroad Situation in Iowa - Burlington Northern  
  The Railroad Situation in Iowa - Illinois Central Gulf  
  The Railroad Situation in Iowa - Other Class I Railroads  
  The Railroad Situation in Iowa - Class III Rail Carriers  
  The Iowa Railroad Finance Authority  
  The Iowa Railroad Finance Authority - The Heartland and Iowa Interstate Railroad Venture  
  Confusion in Transportation Policy versus Export Trends  
  Highways, Bridges, and the 65-Foot Double Bottom Controversy - Motor Vehicle Traffic and Highways  
  Highways, Bridges, and the 65-Foot Double Bottom Controversy - Bridges  
  Highways, Bridges, and the 65-Foot Double Bottom Controversy - The 65-Foot Twin-Trailer Issue  
  Functional Classifications - Railroads  
  Functional Classifications - Highways  
  Rural Transportation  
  Public Transit  
  Public Transit - Federal Transit Policy  
  Public Transit - Public Transit in Iowa  
  Public Transit - Intercity Bus Service  
  River Conditions - User Charges  
  The Lock and Dam 26 Problem  
  The Lock and Dam 26 Problem - The Iowa Rail·Barge Tariff  
  State Aviation System Evaluation  
  Summary  
 
Chapter Twelve - Deregulation and Transportation Policy Issues PDF
 
Epilogue and Index PDF
  Epilogue  
  Index  
  About the Author