A FERROEQUINOLOGIST PASSES.  Trains reports the death of William D. Middleton, expert on electrically powered railroads and onetime chronicler of the trains of Madison, Wisconsin.
Of his many books, the three volumes in his memorable “traction trilogy” are classics of the genre: “The Interurban Era” (1961), “The Time of the Trolley” (1967), and “When the Steam Railroads Electrified” (1974), all originally for Kalmbach Books. He also wrote definitive books on two of Chicago’s Insull interurbans, “South Shore: America’s Last Interurban” (1970) and “North Shore: America’s Fastest Interurban” (1968), published originally by Golden West Books.

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