Bruce Nelson 160 pages softcover
The origins, operations and dissolution of the modern Fox River Valley
Railroad were closely tied to its relationship with the Chicago &
North Western Railway. The two roads were closely entwined, ranging from
the physical property to a majority of the rolling stock, and
culminating with FRVR’s ultimate absorption by and contribution to a
railroad system conceived and run by a former North Western executive.
Ranging from the immediate predecessor of all its lines, or the complex
planning exercises used to market the property, this book revolves as
much around C&NW’s fortunes and business plan during the 1980s and
1990s as it does the Fox River Valley.