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

 
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Table of Contents PDF
  Cover  
  Copyright  
  Dedication  
  Acknowledgements  
  Table of Contents  
  Prologue  
  Chapter One - Early Transportation in Iowa Before Railroads PDF
  Introduction  
  Development, Geography, and Land  
  Settlement  
  Roads and Highways  
  The Plank Road Era  
  Stagecoaching  
  Steamboating on the Eastern Rivers  
  The Missouri River Steamboat Era  
  Canals  
  The Des Moines River Project - Purpose and Plan  
  The Des Moines River Project - Impact of the River Project  
  Summary  
 
Chapter Two - Railroad Construction and Influence in Iowa PDF
  Introduction  
  Building to the Mississippi River  
  Crossing the Mississippi River-Ferries  
  Bridging the Mississippi River  
  Railroads in Iowa - The Initial Phase  
  Railroads in Iowa - The Land Grants  
  Railroads in Iowa - The War and Postwar Period  
  Railroads in Iowa - The Chicago and North Western  
  Railroads in Iowa - The Rock Island  
  Railroads in Iowa - The Burlington  
  Railroads in Iowa - The Illinois Central  
  Railroads in Iowa - The Milwaukee  
  Railroads in Iowa - The North-South Lines  
  Railroads in Iowa - Other Railroads  
  Railroads in Iowa - Narrow Gauge Railroads  
  Railroads in Iowa - Branch Lines  
  Railroads in Iowa - Evolution of the Passenger Train  
  Railroads in Iowa - Introduction of Pullman Cars  
  Railroads in Iowa - The Influence of Railroads on Iowa 's Development  
  Railroads in Iowa - Population Trends  
  Railroads in Iowa - Agriculture and Industry  
  Railroads in Iowa - Railroads and the Legislature  
  Railroads in Iowa - Growing Anti-Railroad Sentiment  
  Summary  
  Chapter Three - Railroads and Public Opinion PDF
  Introduction  
  The Iowa Pool  
  The Granger Movement  
  Granger Legislation  
  Railroad Legislation in Midwestern States  
  The Granger Cases  
  Impact of the "Granger Cases" on the State  
  The Repeal of the "Granger Law"  
  Federal Regulation of Railroads  
  The Act to Regulate Commerce  
  Iowa Railroad Classifications  
  The Railroad Commission's Interpretation of the New Law  
  A Potential Problem Emerges  
  The Industrial Structure-1880 to 1890  
  Sunday Trains  
  The Movement for Regulatory Reform - Governor Larabee and Regulatory Reform  
  The Movement for Regulatory Reform - Railroad legislation of 1888  
  The Movement for Regulatory Reform - Results of the 1888 legislation  
  Summary  
  Chapter Four - The Movement For Good Roads PDF
  Introduction  
  The Good Roads Movement  
  The Iowa Initiative  
  National Roads Associations  
  Road Legislation, 1880 to 1920 - State Road Laws  
  Road Legislation, 1880 to 1920 - The Federal Road Act of 1916  
  Road legislation, 1920 to 1930 - The Federal Aid Highway Act of 1921  
  Road legislation, 1920 to 1930 - State Primary Road Laws  
  Road legislation, 1920 to 1930 - Bonding for Highways  
  Road legislation, 1920 to 1930 - The Secondary Road Law  
  Road legislation, 1920 to 1930 - Evolution of the County Engineer  
  State Road Administration - The Highway Commission , 1904·1913  
  State Road Administration - The State Highway Commission, 1913  
  State Road Administration - Cooperative Activities  
  State Road Administration - The Major Commission Funds  
  Summary  
  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
  Introduction  
  Federal Transportation Legislation - The Transportation Act of 1940  
  Federal Transportation Legislation - Other Railroad-Related Legislation  
  Wartime Transportation Arrangements - The Railroads  
  Wartime Transportation Arrangements - Motor Carriers and Highways  
  Wartime Earnings for the Western Railroads  
  Highway Construction Curtailed, 1942·1945  
  The PostWar Years - Railroad Problems  
  The PostWar Years - Operations in Iowa  
  The PostWar Years - Trends in Railroad Passenger Service  
  The PostWar Years - Realignment of the Service in Iowa  
  The PostWar Years - Electric Interurbans  
  Federal Aid to Highways  
  Federal Aid to Highways - Highway Issues in Iowa  
  Federal Aid to Highways - Administrative Changes in the Fifties  
  The Toll Road Proposal  
  Highway Improvements and a New Study Committee  
  A Brief Review of Commission Activities  
  The Liquid Pipeline Network  
  River Navigation - Mississippi River Improvements  
  River Navigation - The Pick-Sloan Plan on the Missouri  
  Iowa Officially Enters the Air Age  
  Iowa Officially Enters the Air Age - The Federal Airport Act  
  Iowa Officially Enters the Air Age - Airplanes in Use  
  Iowa Officially Enters the Air Age - Air Marking  
  Iowa Officially Enters the Air Age - Airline Service  
  The Federal Aviation Agency  
  Summary  
 
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
  Introduction  
  Federal Transportation Reform Legislation - The Airline Industry  
  Federal Transportation Reform Legislation - The Motor Carrier Industry  
  Federal Transportation Reform Legislation - The Railroad Industry  
  The Impact of Regulatory Reform - General Observations  
  The Impact of Regulatory Reform - Airlanes  
  The Impact of Regulatory Reform - Commercial Motor Carriers  
  The Impact of Regulatory Reform - Railroads  
  The Small Community Impact - Motor Carriers: The Pre-Deregulatory Period  
  The Small Community Impact - The Post-Deregulatory Period  
  The Small Community Impact - Airline Service  
  The Small Community Impact - Bus Service  
  The Small Community Impact - The End of the Regulatory Era?  
  Transportation Policy Issues  
  Transportation Policy Issues - The NTPSC Study  
  Transportation Policy Issues - The 1984 TRB Report  
  Transportation Policy Issues - State Transportation Policies  
  Summary  
 
Epilogue and Index PDF
  Epilogue  
  Index  
  About the Author