Return to BRHS Library Home Page

Burlington Route Bibliography

Last updated 07/13/2005

When available, comments on the quality and value of each volume for the CB&Q researcher are provided; BRHS members are invited to provide comments to the Bibliography Manager, Ken Currie, for inclusion. Please e-mail any comments, including suggested additions and corrections, to the following address: currieken@comcast.net.

Additional information on may of these works--call numbers, book length, number of illustrations, etc--can be found in the Library of Congress on-line catalog. The catalog is an invaluable resource for those doing research not only on the CB&Q but on railroad history in general.

The annotation
[OP] indicates the volume is out of print. Those interested in obtaining personal copies of these volumes may wish to consult Amazon Books. Members are warned, however, that Amazon's prices for OP and used books are not necessarily the lowest.

You may also want to contact the Advanced Book Exchange. ABE provides a list of dealers offering copies of a particular book for sale, the condition of the volume, and information for ordering. Other options are Powell's Books in Portland, OR; Bibliofind; and Used Book Central.

There are a number of vendors for books currently in print. Some offer discounts; others do not. We recommend you shop around. Amazon Books and Barnes and Noble often offer fairly substantial discounts. A number of vendors specializing in railroad books, and who also offer discounts on occasion, routinely advertise through railroading and model railroading magazines.


Works Focused on the CB&Q:


Annual report of the board of directors of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company to the stockholders
(Chicago, Ill. : Culver, Page, Hoyne and Company). 1877- Title varies slightly. Report year ends Dec. 31. [OP]

Architectural Record,
October 1944, pp. 54-59. Article about the Burlington, Iowa railroad depot. [OP]Burlington, Iowa Public Library Collection.

Atlas of western, northwestern and middle western states
(Chicago: Rand McNally, 1904?) Issued by the passenger departments of the Burlington Route, Great Northern Railway, Northern Pacific Railway. Minnesota Historical Society Collection. [OP]

Baldwin, William Wright,
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company documentary history
(Chicago : The Railroad Company, 1928). 3 volumes. [OP]

Baldwin, William Wright,
Corporate History of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company and affiliated companies
(Chicago : The Railroad Company, 1921). [OP]

Baldwin, William Wright,
The making of the Burlington : remarks of W.W. Baldwin before the Burlington engineers of lines east section, American Association of Engineers, at Chicago, July 2, 1920
(No publisher data: 1920). [OP]

Battle, Charles S. ed.,
Centennial biographical and historical record of Aurora for one hundred years, 1834-1947, and the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad for eighty-six years, 1850-1937
(No publication data). [OP]Northwestern University Library Collection.

Benson, Leon,
Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad
(Sanford, NC: Microfilming Corporation of America, 1981). [OP]Sangamon State University Oral History Collection.


The Black Hills detour: on your way to or from magic Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, or the Pacific Northwest
(Chicago: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company/Black Hills Transportation Company, 1936). Denver Public Library Collection. Library also has the 1931 and 1930 editions of this volume. [OP]

Black, Paul Vincent,
The development of management personnel policies on the Burlington railroad, 1860-1900,
Ph.D. Dissertation (Madison: University of Wisconsin, 1972). Hill Reference Library Collection; University of Wisconsin Library Collection.

Brown, Robert C.
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, Ottumwa, Iowa dispatcher's scrap book
(Ottumwa, IA: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, 1935). 4 volumes; spiral bound. Burlington, Iowa Public Library Collection.

Brown, Robert C.,
Historical Review of the Depots and Towers of the CB&Q Railroad in the State of Iowa
(Coralville, IA: Robert Brown, 1999).

Brown, Robert C.,
Chicago Burlington & Quincy R.R., Ottumwa Iowa Division, 1886-1950
(Coralville, IA: Robert Brown, 1999).

Brown, Robert C.,
CB&Q R.R. Iowa Timetables, 1879-1925
(Coralville, IA: Robert Brown, 1999)


The Burlington in Iowa
(Iowa City, IA: State Historical Society of Iowa, 1969). [OP]

The Burlington provides modernized facilities for the handling of perishables at St. Louis
(St. Louis?: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company, 1940?).[OP] Denver Public Library Collection.

Burlington Route
(Chicago: Rand, McNally and Company, 1892). [OP] Raster image available at the Library of Congress website.

Burlington route
[map] (Chicago: Poole Brothers, 1896). [OP] Denver Public Library Collection.

Burlington Route Historical Society,
Burlington Bulletin
(LaGrange, IL: 1980-). Named after one of the CB&Q's own internal publications, this slick paper magazine features articles about operations, equipment and communities along the "Way of the Zephyrs." Each issue is devoted solely to the Burlington and contains no commercial advertising.

Burlington Route Historical Society,
Burlington Lines: Operating Data Sheets
(LaGrange, IL: BRHS, 1999).

Burlington Route Historical Society,
Zephyr
(LaGrange, IL: 1981-). The official newsletter of the Society, featuring Society news, current events, articles on modeling, and frequently data sheets on equipment, structures or operation. Also included is a Question and Answer forum where members share information.


Burlington Route : the "Q" : a commemorative pictorial of the final decades of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad / as photographed by members of the North Western Illinois Chapter-National Railway Historical Society
(Rockford, IL : The Chapter, 1990)

Burlington's new 12 car Denver Zephyrs: America's distinctive trains
(Chicago: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company, 1936?). [OP] Denver Public Library Collection.

By train to Yellowstone
(Chicago: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, 1934). [OP] University of Wyoming Library Collection.

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company,
A bouquet from the Garden of the gods
(Chicago: Rand, McNally & Company, 1884). [microform] [OP] Library of Congress Collection.

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company,
The Blue grass region of Iowa
(Chicago: 1893). [microform] [OP] Library of Congress Collection.

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company,
Burlington blues: being an account of a classic controversy between the traffic Vice-President and the Passenger Traffic Manager of the Burlington railroad brain-busting question of grammatical usage involving verbs "is" and "are"
(Chicago: Poole Brothers, 1926). [OP] Denver Public Library Collection.

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company,
The Burlington route guide
(Chicago: Rand McNally and Company, 1887).[OP] Denver Public library Collection.

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company,
The Broken Bow country in central and western Nebraska, and how to get there. With a sectional map of Nebraska, showing towns and railway lines, completed and in course of construction, on August 1st, 1886
(Lincoln: Journal Company Printers, 1886). [OP]

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company,
Chicago-Aurora centennial, 1864-1964/ Burlington Railroad
(Chicago: The Company, 1964). [OP]University of Wisconsin Library Collection.

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company,
Corporate Financial Reports
(Chicago: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, 1857-1968). [microfilm] Hill Reference Library Collection, St. Paul Minnesota. This private library, part of the J. J. Hill Group, holds 470 linear feet of documents and correspondence of James J. Hill. Information on the collection, including procedures for gaining membership and access, can be found at the
Library
.

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company,
Eastern Colorado; a brief description of the new lands now being opened up, together with a sectional map of Nebraska and eastern Colorado, showing towns and railway lines completed and in course of construction on April 1st, 1887
(Omaha: Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad, 1887). [microform] [OP] University of Nebraska-Lincoln Library Collection; Minnesota State University-Mankato Library Collection).

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company,
Estes Park, Colorado, and its environs
(Denver: Barkhausen and Lester, 19??). [OP] Denver Public Library Collection.

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company,
Freight Equipment Guide of the Burlington Route
(Chicago : Office of Superintendent Car and Special Freight Service, 1899). Microform. With notation: "Intended for information of employes only : effective June 1st, 1900." [OP]

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company,
From wagon wheel to stainless steel
(Chicago: Poole Brothers, 1945). [OP] Denver Public Library Collection.

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company,
In the matter of consolidation of the railway properties of the United States into a limited number of systems: docket no. 12964: brief for Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company, Colorado & Southern Railway Company, Fort Worth & Denver City Railway Company
(Chicago: The Company, 1923). [OP] Minnesota State Historical Society Collection.

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company,
The mail pay on the Burlington Railroad. Statement of car space and all facilities furnished for the government mails and for express and passengers in all passenger trains on the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
(No publisher data: 1910). Minnesota State Historical Society Collection.

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company,
Map of the Burlington Route and Connections
(Chicago : Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, 1953). [OP]

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company,
Mines and mining in the Black Hills
(Omaha: Burlington Route Passenger Department, 1901).[OP]

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company,
Mississippi River scenic lines: where nature smiles three hundred miles
(Chicago: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company, 1921). [OP] Minnesota Historical Society Collection. Society also has 1951, 1953, and 1955 editions.

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company,
Official directory and atlas: giving alphabetical list of stations, junction points, track scales, etc.: lists of dealers in staple commodities and manufacturing industries on the Burlington route: together with maps of states through which the lines run
(Chicago: Lanward Publishing Company, 1901). [OP] Minnesota State Historical Society Collection.

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company,
Official shippers directory and industrial guide
(Chicago: Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railway Company, 1905).[OP] Library of Congress Collection.

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company, 
Press kit: the new Vista Dome Denver Zephyr
  (Chicago:  Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company, 1956)  [OP] Denver Public Library Collection.

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company,
Ranch life in the Buffalo Bill country
(Chicago: Wagner & Hanson, 1931). [OP]University of Wyoming and Denver Public Library Collections. Denver collection also includes the 1928 and 1927 editions of this volume.

Chicago,Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company,
Revised regulations of the Relief Department of the Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad Co: operative, June 15,1907
(Chicago : The Company, 1907). [OP] University of Wisconsin Library Collection.

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company,Souvenir of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad and associated lines(Chicago: The Company, 1933).[OP]

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company,
Timber billons of the Pacific Northwest
(Chicago: Burlington & Quincy Railroad, Great Northern Railway, Northern Pacific Railway, 1923). [microform] [OP] Library of Congress Collection. "Billons" does not appear to be a typographical error; the word, according to the Oxford Dictionary, means derives from a French term meaning "mass," although the formal definitions listed refer to metal alloys. The word is related to "bullion." Why the authors used the word in this instance is anyone's guess.

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company,
Train rules, Operating Department
(Chicago: H. O. Shepard Company, 1900). [OP] Minnesota State Historical Society Collection.

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company,
Traveler's guide to the new gold mines in Idaho and Colorado, showing the shortest and most direct route from Chicago to the gold mines
(Chicago?: 1864). [OP] University of Wyoming Library Collection.

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company,
Traveler's guide to the new gold mines in Kansas and Nebraska; with a description of the shortest and most direct route from Chicago to Pike's Peak and Cherry Creek gold mines
(New York: Polhemus and de Vries, 1859). [OP] [Reprint: Denver: N. Mumey, 1947]

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company,
Vacations without a care : Burlington escorted tours to Glacier, Yellowstone, Rocky Mountain National Parks, Colorado
(Chicago: Poole Brothers, 1925?). [OP] University of Wyoming Library Collection.

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company,
The Zephyr
(Chicago: The Company, ND). Denver Public Library Collection.[OP]

Chicago, Burlington and Quincy R.R. and intersecting lines
(Chicago: Rand McNally and Company, 1883).[OP]Raster image available at the Library of Congress website.

Chicago to San Francisco via the Burlington Route
(Chicago: H. R. Page and Company, 1879). [OP] Raster image available at the Library of Congress website.

Clayburn, Barbara B.,
Prairie stationmaster : the story of one man's railroading career in Nebraska 1917-1963
(Detroit: Harlo, 1979). [OP]

Cockerill, John Albert,
Custer battlefield on the Burlington route
(Chicago: Poole Brothers, 1898(?)) [microform][OP] Library of Congress Collection.


The Cody road to Yellowstone Park
(Omaha: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company, 1947). [OP]Denver Public Library Collection. The Library also has the 1924, 1913, and the 1905 editions of this volume.

Colorado, the perfect vacationland
(Chicago: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company, 1951). [OP] Denver Public Library Collection. The library also has the 1950, 1947, 1946, 1942, 1938, and the 1937 editions of this volume.

Conant, John H.,
Central Nebraska rails : a steam railfan's paradise
(David City, NE: South Platte Press, 1989)

The complete map-guide to tourist Colorado for the public convenience by the Burlington Route, the vacation line
(Chicago: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company, 1922). [OP] Denver Public Library Collection.

Corbin, Bernard G., and Hardy, Joseph C.,
The Burlington in Transition
(Red Oak, IA: Corbin Publications, 1967). [OP]

Corbin, Bernard G., and Hardy, Joseph C.,
The Burlington in Transition
[Reprint] (West Burlington, IA: Milepost 206 Publishing, Inc, 2003)

Corbin, Bernard E. and Kerka, William F.,
Steam Locomotives of the Burlington Route
(New York: Bonanza, 1960). [OP] Unsurpassed source for detailed information on all CB&Q steam locomotives. Lavishly illustrated with photos and line drawings.

Correct Map of the Burlington and Missouri River RR. The Burlington Route and Its Connections
(Chicago: Rand McNally and Company, 1882). [OP]Raster image available at the Library of Congress website.

Cram, George F.,
Correct Map of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Rail Road and its principal connecting lines
(Chicago, 1881). [OP] Raster image available at the Library of Congress website.

Cunningham, Edith Perkins, ed.,
Family letters, 1861-1869 [of] Charles Elliott Perkins and Edith Forbes Perkins
(Boston: Privately Printed, 1949). [OP] Library of Congress Collection.

DeRouin, Ed,
Chicago Union Station
( [?]: Pixels Publishing, 2002)

Detailed information for ticket agents regarding Yellowstone National Park tours, hotels, facilities, etc.: season of 1947
(Chicago: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company, 1947). [OP] University of Wyoming Library Collection.

Donan, Patrick, Colonel,
The heart of the continent: an historical and descriptive treatise for business men, home seekers and tourists, of the advantages, resources, and scenery of the great West
(Chicago: Passenger Department, Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company, 1882). [OP] Denver Public Library Collection.

Donovan, Frank, 
The Burlington in Iowa
(Iowa City:  Iowa State Historical Society, 1969)  [OP]

Dorin, Patrick C.,
Everywhere West The Burlington Route
(Seattle: Superior, 1976). [OP] A poor editing job detracts from this volume, which deals mainly with the history of CB&Q passenger operations, the obvious passion of the author. Excellent photographs, many drawn from the Burlington archives, and reprints of CB&Q schedules, etc. Those who wish to super-detail CB&Q varnish could not find a better source: the author even provides detailed interior color schemes for all the major Q passenger trains.

Doughty, Geoffrey H.,
Burlington Route -- The Early Zephyrs
(Lynchburg, VA: TLC Publishing, 2002)

Doughty, Geoffrey H.,
Burlington Route -- The Postwar Zephyrs
(Lynchburg, VA: TLC Publishing, Forthcoming)

Dude ranches in the Bighorn Mountains
(Chicago: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company, 1929?).[OP] University of Wyoming Library Collection.

Dude ranches in Wyoming, Montana, and Colorado
(Chicago: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company, 1946). [OP]

Dude ranches reached direct by Burlington Route in Wyoming and Montana
(Chicago: Poole Brothers, 1937). [OP] University of Wyoming Library Collection.

Durham, Robert K.,
Burlington Trains and Steam Locomotives 1939-1957
(Friedensburg, PA : Durham Books, 1999).

Eastern Colorado; a brief description of the new lands now being opened up, together with a sectional map of Nebraska and eastern Colorado, showing towns and railway lines completed and in course of construction on April 1st, 1887
(Omaha: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, 1887) [microform] [OP] University of Nebraska-Lincoln Library Collection.

Edmonson, Harold A.,
Steam on Q
(Chicago?: Illini Railroad Club, 1960). [OP]

Franckey, William,
Cathedral of Steel
(Galesburg, IL: William Franckey, 1999).

Franckey, William,
Cathedral of Steel , 2nd Edition
(Galesburg, IL: William Franckey, 2003).


From wagon wheel to stainless steel
(Chicago: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, 1936?). [OP]

Garrison, David E.,
The History of the Burlington Route Railroad
(Burlington, IA: 1990). Burlington, Iowa Public Library Collection.

Gillette, Jack H.,
The Cheyenne Line
(Greeley, CO: J. H. Gillette, 1997).

Glick, William, ed.,
Burlington Passenger Car Roster 1869-1930's
(San Jose, CA: Quincy House, 1987).

Glischinksi, Steve,
Burlington Northern and Its Heritage
(Osceola, WI: Motorbooks International, 1996).

Great Northern Pacific & Burlington Lines, Inc.: a study for institutional investors
(New York: Blair and Company, Granbery, Marache, 1966). [OP]

Great opportunities for farmers, business men and investors in Nebraska, northwestern Kansas and eastern Colorado
(Chicago: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, 1893). [OP]University of Nebraska-Lincoln Library Collection.

Hadcock,Carryl E.,
Burlington route depot life
, with Alfred J. J. Holck
(David City, NE: South Platte Press, 1996)

Hall, John A.,
The great strike on the "Q": with a history of the organization and growth of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, and Switchmen's Mutual Aid Association of North America
(Chicago:Elliott & Beezely, 1889). [OP] Minnesota State Historical Society Collection.

Hannah, Perrin Kent,
A compendium of Burlington lines, employees, timetables
(Crete, NE: J-B Publishing Company, 1981)

Hardy, Joseph C.,
Burlington Route West:  A Personal Journey
(David City, NE:  South Platte Press, 2000)

Hart, Alfred A.,
The traveler's own book, A souvenir of overland travel, via the great and attractive route, Chicago, Burlington and Quincy R.R. to Burlington. Union Pacific Railroad, to Ogden. Central Pacific Railroad, to Sacramento
(Chicago, Horton and Leonard, 1870) [Microform] [OP]

Heubach, Emil,
Map of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy R.R.
(Chicago, 1879). [OP] Raster image available at the Library of Congress website.

Hirschfield, F.,
Map of Nebraska Published by the Burlington Route 1886. Compiled from the official records of the government and rail road offices
(Omaha: 1886). [OP] Raster image available at the Library of Congress website.

Holbrook, Daniel P. and Lorenz, Steven D.,
Waycars of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy RR
(Danvers, MA: Prototype Modeler, 1978). [OP]

Holck, Alfred J.,
The Hub of Burlington Lines West : Lincoln and the Lincoln Division of the Burlington Route
(David City, NE: South Platte Press, 1991).

Holck, Alfred J.,
Burlington Route Color Pictorial,
Volume 1 (La Mirada, CA: Four Ways West, 1994).

Holck, Alfred J.,
Burlington Route Color Pictorial
, Volume 2 (La Mirada, CA: Four Ways West, 1998). Holck's two volumes contain a wealth of color photos documenting the CB&Q's steam and diesel eras.

Holden, Hale,
In the matter of consolidation of the railway properties of the United States into a limited number of systems: docket no. 12964: abstract of evidence relied upon by Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company, Colorado & Southern Railway Company, and the Fort Worth & Denver City Railway Company
(Chicago: The Railroad Companies, 1923?). [OP] Minnesota State Historical Society Collection.

Holden, Hale,
In the matter of consolidation of the railway properties of the United States into a limited number of systems: docket no. 12964: testimony given at hearings November 17 and 18, 1922, January 23, 1923, and March 1 and 2, 1923, and selected exhibits and maps filed
(Chicago: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company, Colorado & Southern Railway Company, and the Fort Worth & Denver City Railway Company, 1923). [OP]Minnesota State Historical Society Collection.

Holden, Hale,
In the matter of consolidation of the railway properties of the United States into a limited number of systems: docket no. 12964: statement in opposition to tentative systems 14 and 15
(Chicago: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company, Colorado & Southern Railway Company, and the Fort Worth & Denver City Railway Company, 1922?). [OP] Minnesota State Historical Society Collection.

Holden, Hale,
The Burlington in Nebraska: address
(Omaha:  Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company, 1925) [OP] Denver Public Library Collection.

Homeseekers excursions to the West, Northwest, and Southwest during 1906
(Chicago: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, 1906). [OP]

Industrial properties located on Burlington lines
(Chicago: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, 195?). [OP] Burlington, Iowa Public Library Collection.

Irelan, Patrick,
Central Standard: A Time, A Place, A Family
(Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2002). Account of rural Nebraska CB&Q depot life.

Jackson, Elizabeth Coleman and Curtis, Carolyn, eds.
Guide to the Burlington archives in the Newberry Library 1851-1901
(Chicago: Newberry Library, 1949). [OP] A photocopy of this hard-to-find volume can be ordered through the Special Collections Department, The Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street, Chicago IL 60610-3305. Call (312) 943-9090 or e-mail at for price and ordering information. The CB&Q deposited the bulk of its 19th century central and land office records in the Newberry Library. The railroad transferred additional materials, listed in the guide, to the Newberry in 1969. In addition, the Newberry holds some uncatalogued payroll materials from the Q's Aurora, Illinois shops.

Jones, Clifton Clyde,
The agricultural development program of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad,
PhD Dissertation (Evanston, IL: Northwestern University, 1954)

Joy, James Frederick,
Statement of the case of John A. Burnham, J.N. Denison and James H. Blake, Trustees, vs. the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy R.R. Co., for Wm. G. Russel, arbitrator
(Publisher unknown: 1878?) [Microform] [OP]  Library of Congress Collection.

Keefer, Ellen Eloise,
The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy in the early history of Nebraska 1860-1885
, MA Thesis (Lincoln: University of Nebraska, 1929)

Kistler, Richard C.,
Alliance and Everywhere West
(David City, NE : South Platte Press, 1990)

Kistler, Richard C.,
The High Plains Route : A History of the McCook Division of the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad
(David City, NE: South Platte Press, 1987)

Kistler, Richard C.,
The Wymore story : a history of the Wymore Division of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
(Davis City, NE: South Platte Press, 1984)

Kolp, John G.,
The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad roundhouse and backshop complex, Aurora, Illinois
(Iowa City: Dennett, Muessig, Ryan & Associates, Division of Cultural Program, 1983) Newberry Library Collection.

Larson, John Lauritz,
John Murray Forbes and the Burlington Route: enterprise and culture in the railway age, 1813-1898
, PhD Dissertation (Providence, RI: Brown University 1981)

Leopold, John,
Windy City to the Twin Cities: a Burlington Route/BN/BNSF Color Pictorial
(La Mirada, CA: Four Ways West Publications, 2004)

Lewis, Lloyd and Pargellis, Stanley, eds.,
Granger Country : A Pictorial Social History of the Burlington Railroad
(Boston : Little, Brown, 1949). [OP]

Lotz, David and Franzen, Charles,
Rails to a county seat
(Washington, Iowa : Print Shop, 1989). [OP]

Map of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy rail road: and its connections east and west
(Chicago: The Company, 1880-1889?). [OP] Denver Public Library Collection.

Map of the Burlington Route: the national park line and connections
(Chicago: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company, 1926).[OP] Denver Public Library Collection.

McMurry, Donald L.,
The Great Burlington Strike of 1888: A Case History in Labor Relations
(New York: Russell and Russell, 1973). [OP]

Morgan, David Page,
Diesels west! The evolution of power on the Burlington
(Milwaukee: Kalmbach, 1963). [OP]

Morgan, David Page,
Fast mail, the first 75 years; a history of the Burlington Railroad's mail service between Chicago and Council Bluffs-Omaha, 1884-1959
(Chicago: Western Engraving and Embossing Company, 1959). [OP]

Morison, George Shattuck,The Bellefontaine bridge : a report to Charles E. Perkins, president of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (Chicago: Knight, Leonard, and Company, 1894). [OP] Morison was chief engineer.

Morison, George Shattuck,
The Nebraska City bridge : a report to Charles E. Perkins, President, Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company
(No publication data). [OP] University of Minnesota Library Collection.

Morison, George Shattuck,
The Plattsmouth bridge : a report to Charles E. Perkins, President of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad
(No publication data). [OP] University of Minnesota Library Collection.

Morison, George Shattuck,
The Rulo bridge : a report to Charles E. Perkins, President of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad
(Chicago?: 1890). [OP]


A new empire
(Chicago?: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company, 1896). [OP] Denver Public Library Collection.

Olmsted, Robert P.,
Of Zephyrs--and commuters
(R. P. Olmsted, 1984). [OP]

Olmsted, Robert P.,
Trail of the Zephyrs; the Burlington Route in Northern Illinois
(No Publisher Data, 1970). [OP]

O'Neil, John Tettemer,
Formation and application of financial policy, being a case history of the Burlington system refinancing of 1944-45
(Evanston, IL: 1948). [OP]

O'Neil, John Tettemer,
Policy formation in railroad finance refinancing the Burlington. 1936-1945
(Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1956). [OP]

Orr, J. W.,
Map of Chicago, Burlington & Quincy RR with its connections & route to the gold regions

(New York: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company, 1859). [OP] Denver Public Library Collection.

Overton, Richard Cleghorn,
Burlington Route: A History of the Burlington Lines
(New York: Knopf, 1965). Cleghorn, given access to the CB&Q archives, produced what is considered by many to be the definitive history of the CB&Q, covering the railroad's earliest days as the Aurora Branch Railroad to its evolution into the transportation giant of the 1960s. [OP]

Overton, Richard Cleghorn,
Burlington Route: A History of the Burlington Lines
(Lincoln: University of Nebraska , 1976). [OP]

Overton, Richard Cleghorn,
Burlington West : A Colonization History of the Burlington Railroad
(New York: Russell & Russell, 1967). [OP]

Overton, Richard Cleghorn,
The first ninety years : an historical sketch of the Burlington Railroad, 1850-1940
(Chicago: 1940). [OP]

Overton, Richard Cleghorn,
A land and colonization history of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy r.r.co.
(No publisher data: 1939). [OP] Minnesota State Historical Society Collection.

Overton, Richard Cleghorn,
Milepost 100 : the story of the development of the Burlington Lines, 1849-1949
(Chicago: 1949). [OP]

Overton, Richard Cleghorn.,Perkins/Budd : Railway Statesmen of the Burlington(Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1982). [OP]

Overton, Richard Cleghorn,
Ralph Budd, railroad entrepreneur
(Iowa City: State Historical Society of Iowa, 1955). [OP]

Railway and Locomotive Historical Society,
Locomotives of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy railroad
(Boston: RLHS, 1936) [microform] [OP]Library of Congress Collection. If we have any members of the RLHS out there who know if this volume is still available as a reprint through the society, please let me know at the e-mail address above.

Rapp, William F.,
A Catalog of Burlington & Missouri River RR & C.B. & Q. RR Employee Timetables in the Archives of the Nebraska State Historical Society
(Crete, NE: J-B Publications, 1985)

Rapp, William F.,
Nebraska CB&Q Depots
(Crete, NE: J-B Publications, 1970)

Rediske, R. W.,
The Pioneer Zephyr
(Bloomington, IN: 1st Books Library, 2002)

Salmons, Charles H., ed.,
Burlington Strike
(New York: Augustus M. Kelley, 1970). [OP] Labor relations on the Hannibal-St. Joseph/CB&Q in the 1880s.

Salmons, Charles H.,
The Burlington strike: its motives and methods, including the causes of the strike, remote and direct, and the relations to it, of the organizations of Locomotive engineers, locomotive firemen, Switchmen's M. A. A., and action taken by order Brotherhood R. R. brakemen, order Railway conductors, and knights of labor. The great conspiracy; ending with a sketch by C. H. Frisbie: forty-seven years on a locomotive
(Aurora, IL: Bunnell and ward, 1889). [OP] Denver Public Library Collection.


Scenic Colorado and Utah
(Chicago: Poole Bros, 1925)  [OP] Denver Public Library Collection.

Souter, Gerry,
Burlington Zephyrs
(Northbrook MN: Specialty Press, August 2005)

Spoor, Michael J.,
CB&Q Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment
(Edison, NJ: Morning Sun Books, 1995). The definitive guide. For those seeking prototypical accuracy in modeling CB&Q equipment, there is no better source, especially if one is curious about how well the manufacturers are doing replicating Burlington Route prototypes.

Spoor, Michael J.,
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy In Color, Volume I
(Edison, NJ: Morning Sun Books), 1994). As stated by the author, this first volume is focused on the "motive power and trains" of the Q "immediately after World War II and into the early 1960s." Michael Spoor has done a superb job of gathering high-quality color photographs of the CB&Q during this period. A photographic treasury for the serious modeler.

Spoor, Michael J.,
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy In Color, Volume II
(Edison, NJ: Morning Sun Books, 1997)

Spoor, Michael J.,
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy In Color, Volume III
(Edison, NJ: Morning Sun Books, 2000)

Spoor, Michael J.,
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy In Color, Volume IV
(Edison, NJ: Morning Sun Books, 2002)

Stagner, Lloyd E.,
Burlington Route Steam Finale: The Years 1954-1966 on the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, Colorado & Southern, Fort Worth & Denver
(David City, NE: South Platte Press, 1997). Illustrated with b&w photos, including a section on CB&Q steam locos by type. Stagner provides several 1954 rosters, including a division-by-division listing of Q steam assets.

Steele, James W.,
Colorado
(Chicago: Burlington Route Passenger Department, 1919)  [OP] Denver Public Library Collection.

Steele, James,
Colorado outings
(Chicago: Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad Company, 1898). [OP] Denver Public Library Collection.

Steele, James,
California: brief glimpses of her valleys, mountains, lakes & famous places
(Chicago: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company, 1900?). [OP] Denver Public Library Collection.

Stow, J. A.,
The Northern and the Mike: A Tale of Two Locomotives
(Chicago (?): Illini R.R. Club, 1966)

Strauss, John F., Jr.,
Burlington Route Streamlined Era Passenger Train Service 1934-1970
(Seattle: Five Js Railway Publications, 1997).

Strauss, John F., Jr.,
Chicago-Denver Passenger Service, Streamlined Era: 1936-1971
(Seattle: Five Js Railway Publications, 1997).

Strauss, John F., Jr.,
Chicago-Twin Cities Passenger Service, Streamlined Era: 1935-1971
(Seattle: Five Js Railway Publications, 1997).


There's a farm for you in Colorado
(Omaha: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company, 193?). [OP] Denver Public Library Collection.

True, J. P.,
New railroad guide: for travelers upon the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, Illinois Central & Branch, Grand Central & Branch, and Great Western Rail Roads
(Chicago: Chicago Daily Democrat, 1933) Only known copy of this advertisement for True's railroad guide is in the Clements Library of the University of Michigan. The Newberry Library has a photocopy.

Waggener, O. O.,
Western agriculture and the Burlington, prepared by the Agricultural Development Department of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company
(Chicago: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, 1938). [OP]

Washington for the farmer
(Chicago: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company/Great Northern Railway/Northern Pacific Railway, 1924). [OP] Denver Public Library Collection.

Wilson, Jeff,
Burlington Route Across the Heartland; Everywhere West from Chicago
(Waukesha, WI: Kalmbach, 1998). Another in Kalmbach's "The Golden Years of Railroading" series. This volume is a b&w photographic history of the CB&Q from the 1930s on.

Yore, Clem,
Rocky Mountain National-Estes Park
(Chicago: Poole Brothers, 1931?). [OP] Denver Public Library Collection. Library also has 1930 and 1929 editions of this work.

Zimmermann, Karl,
Burlington's Zephyrs
(Osceola, WI: Motorbooks International, 2004).

Works Focused on the Colorado and Southern or Fort Worth and Denver:

A History of the Colorado and Southern Railway Company
 (Denver: Colorado and Southern Railway Company Office of the Vice President, 196?)   [OP] Denver Public Library Collection.

Brunk, Harry W.,
Up Clear Creek on the Narrow Gauge: Modeling the Colorado & Southern
(Los Altos, CA: Benchmark Publications, 1990).

Colorado and Southern Railway,
Annual Report
. The Denver Public Library maintains a collection of the reports; although incomplete, the collection is still quite extensive.

Colorado and Southern Railway,
Before the Interstate Commerce Commission, in the matter of the application of the Colorado and Southern Railway Company for a certificate of public convenience and necessity; authorizing it to abandon a part of its branch line of railroad extending from Denver to Leadville, commonly known as its Platte Canon line, together with certain branches thereof: financial docket no. 7132
, 4 vols  (Denver: Clark-Quick Printing Company, 1936) [OP] Denver Public Library Collection.


Colorado and Southern railway company. Corporate history
(No publisher data: 1916). [OP] Library of Congress Collection.

Colorado and Southern Railway,
The Colorado & Southern Railway Co. list of bridges, trestles & culverts. Northern Division
(Denver:  Colorado and Southern Railway Chief Engineer's Office, 1923) [OP] Denver Public Library Collection.

Colorado and Southern Railway,
The Colorado & Southern Railway Co. list of bridges, trestles & culverts. Southern Division
(Denver:  Colorado and Southern Railway Chief Engineer's Office, 1923) [OP] Denver Public Library Collection.

Colorado and Southern Railway,
List of officers, agents, stations, etc. / compiled in General Auditor's Office
(Denver:  Colorado and Southern Railway, 1913)
[OP]
Denver Public Library Collection.

Colorado and Southern Railway, 
The serpentine trail of the Colorado & Southern through Clear Creek Canon over the far-famed Georgetown Loop
(Denver: Colorado and Southern Railway, 190?) [OP] Denver Public Library Collection.

Colorado and Southern Railway,
Superb service between Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo : a picturesque route /Colorado & Southern Railway
  (Denver:  Smith-Brooks Press, 1907)  [OP] Denver Public Library Collection.

Ehrenberger, James L.,
Colorado & Southern, Northern Division
(Callaway, NE: E & G Publications, 1966). [OP]

Ferrell, Mallory Hope,
Colorado & Southern Narrow Gauge
(Boulder, CO: Pruett Publishing Company, 1981).

Ferrell, Mallory Hope,
The South Park Line
(Mulkiteo WA: Hundman Publishing, 2003).

Fulcomer, Ed,
Colorado & Southern Southern Division Color Pictorial
(La Mirada, CA: Four Ways West, 1995).

Goen, Steven Allen,
Fort Worth and Denver Color Pictorial
(La Mirada, CA: Four Ways West, 1996).

Grandt, Robert L.,
Narrow Gauge Pictorial, Vol VI: Motive Power of the Colorado & Southern
(Oakland CA: R. Robb, Ltd., 1986). [OP]

Grenard, Ross,
Colorado & Southern: A Personal Memory of the Standard Gauge
(Andover, NJ: Andover Junction Publications, 1987).

Helmers, Dow, 
Historic Alpine Tunnel
(Chicago: Sage Books, 1971)

Jones, James,
Denver & New Orleans: in the shadow of the Rockies
(Denver: Sundance Publications, 1999).  Story of the route which became part of the Colorado and Southern.

Kindig, R.H., Haley, E.J., and Poor, M.C.,
Pictorial Supplement to Denver, South Park & Pacific
(Lakewood, CO: Trowbridge Press, 1986).

Lewis, Allan C.,
Colorado & Southern Railway: Clear Creek Narrow Gauge (Images of Rail)
(Charleston SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2004).

Osterwald, Doris,
High Line to Leadville: A Mile by Mile Guide for the Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad
(Lakewood CO: Western Guideways, 1991). Guide to the last remaining section of the Denver, South Park and Pacific.

Overton, Richard C.,
Gulf to Rockies: The Heritage of the Fort Worth and Denver - Colorado and Southern Railways, 1861-1898
(Austin: University of Texas Press, 1953).

Overton, Richard C.,
Gulf to Rockies: The Heritage of the Fort Worth and Denver - Colorado and Southern Railways, 1861-1898
(Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1970).

Page, Charles,
Tour guide to historic Alpine Tunnel
(Gunnison, CO: Page Books, 1978) [OP] Denver Public Library Collection.

Poole, Darrell W. and Martin, Kenneth W.,
Narrow Gauge Pictorial: Colorado & Southern Freight and Passenger Cars
(Oakland CA: R. Robb Ltd., 1991).

Poor, Meredith Clarence,
Denver, South Park & Pacific; a history of the Denver, South Park & Pacific Railroad and allied narrow gauge lines of the Colorado & Southern Railway Company
(Denver: Rocky Mountain Railroad Club, 1949) [OP] Denver Public Library Collection.

Randall, George C.,
Railroader in Wyoming at the turn of the century
,  Manuscript,  Denver Public Library Collection.

Reeves, Stephen M.,
Wendover, Acme, and Virginia Point: A Contemporary Look at the Colorado and Southern & Fort Worth and Denver
(Wichita Falls, TX: Red River Publishing Company, 1981).

Speas, Sam,
Goin' railroading: a century on the Colorado high iron
 (Boulder: Pruett Publishing Company, 1985)


The standard code of train rules, block signal and interlocking rules/Colorado and Southern Railway Company
 (Chicago:  Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company, 1929)  [OP] Denver Public Library Collection.

Wagner, Hol F.,
"The Colorado Road": history, motive power, and equipment of the Colorado and Southern and Forth Worth and Denver Railways
(Denver: Intermountain Chapter, National Railway Historical Society, 1970).

Other Works Containing Information on the CB&Q:

Alexander, E. P.,
Iron Horses: American Locomotives 1829-1900
(New York: Bonanza Books, 1941) [OP]Numerous builder prints and lithographs of early American locomotives, including Hannibal & St Joseph #687 2-6-2 Prairie and CB&Q #550 4-4-0.

Alexander, Edwin P.,
American Locomotives: A Pictorial Record of Steam Power 1900-1950
(New York: Bonanza Books, 1950) [OP] Includes photos and line drawings of CB&Q #2828 4-6-2 Pacfic and #6318 2-10-4 Texas.

Bartels, Michael M. and Reisdorff, James, J,
Ghost Railroads of Nebraska - A Pictorial
(David City, NE: South Platte Press, 2003).

Bartels, Michael M. and Reisdorff, James, J,
Images of Rail: Historic Railroads of Nebraska
(Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2002).

Beebe, Lucius and Clegg, Charles,
The Trains We Rode
(New York: Promontory Press, 1993). Chapter 4 covers the CB&Q. Some excellent photographs, several from the collection of Bernard Corbin.

Bleumer, R.G.,
Rails Across the Heartland
(Granville, IL: Grand Village Press, 2003). Records the end of steam and the early diesels on CB&Q, RI, Milwaukee, UP, IC and C&NW.

Boyd, Jim,
Trackside Around Granger County 1952-1955 with Rich Wilson
(Scotch Plains, NJ: Morning Sun Books, 2004).

Brown, Dee,
Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow: Railroads in the West
(New York: Touchstone, 1977). Very much the revisionist--i.e., sharply critical-- history of American railroads in the 19th century, Bown's volume contains some information on James Hill and the Burlington Route, most notably its land settlement policy toward immigrants.

Brown, Robert C.,
Railroad History and Humor - The Way It Was
(Coralville, IA: Robert Brown, 1999).

Bruce, Alfred W.,
The Steam Locomotive in America: Its Development in the Twentieth Century
(New York: Bonanza Books, 1952) [OP]

Calkin, Earnest Elmo,
Transactions of the Illinois State Historical Society
(Springfield: The Society, 1935). "Genesis of a Railroad," pp. 39-72, deals with the CB&Q.

Changnon, Stanley Alcide,
Railroad Bridges in the Heartland
(Mahomet, IL: S. A. Changnon, 1997).

Chant, Christopher,
The History of North American Steam
(Edison NJ: Chartwell Books, 2004).

Conant, John H., 
Central Nebraska rails: a steam railfan's paradise
(David City, NE:  South Platte Press, 1989).

Corbin, Bernard G.,
Across Iowa on the Keokuk & Western and the Humeston & Shenandoah Railroads
( Red Oak, IA: Corbin Publications, 1986). [OP] Bernard Corbin , once again demonstrating his meticulous thoroughness, compiled this detailed history of these little-known railroads, eventually incorporated into the CB&Q. Contains rare period photos of the railroads' depots and facilities.

Countryman, Marcellus L.,
Consolidation of railroads: in the matter of consolidation of the railway properties of the United States into a limited number of systems: reply brief in opposition to choice of Great Northern rather than Northern Pacific for separation from Burlington and association with the St. Paul
(New York: 1924). [OP] Minnesota State Historical Society Collection.

DeRouin, Ed,
Chicago Union Station, A Look at its History and Operations before Amtrak
(Elmhurst, IL: Pixels Publishing, 2003)

Douglas, George H.,
All Aboard! The Railroad in American Life
(New York: Marlowe and Company, 1992). A sharp contrast to Dee Brown's portrait of early railroad history; Douglas paints a much more sympathetic portrait of the railroads and their early owners. This volume also deals with the Q's settlement policy as well as other aspects of its early history.


Dream Trains: The Last, Best Streamliners 1946-1956
(Waukesha, WI: Kalmach Publishing, 2003)

Finegan, Edgar F.,
Railroad timetables and calendars, 1948-1983
[Collection of documents] Minnesota State Historical Society Collection.

Harris, Forbes, and Company,
The Hill roads: a short history and description of the railroads comprising the Hill system
(New York: Harris, Forbes, and Company, 1921). [OP] Minnesota State Historical Society Collection.

Hines, Walker Downer,
Consolidation of the railroads: opening statement before the Interstae Commerce Commission
(No publisher data, 1922?). Minnesota State Historical Society Collection.

Hines, Walker Downer,
The relationship of the Burlington-Great Northern-Northern Pacific group to the federal railroad consolidation law
(No publisher data, 1923). Minnesota State Historical Society Collection.

Huddleston, Eugene L.,
Uncle Sam's Locomotives: The USRA and the Nation's Railroads
(Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002). Includes a very brief discussion of the CB&Q's involvement in this World War One experiment.

Illinois Railroad and Warehouse Commission,
Annual Report of the Railroad and Warehouse Commission of the State of Illinois
(Springfield: The Commission, 1872-1914). Hill Reference Library Collection. Contains information on Q operations in Illinois.

Imberman, Eli Woodruff,
The Formative Years of Chicago Bridge & Iron Company
, PhD Dissertation, 2 vols (Chicago: University of Chicago, 1973). [microform] [OP] Library of Congress collection; copy also available at University of Chicago's Joseph Regenstein Library. This is, of course, a history of the company that brought us those wonderful water towers that still stand at some locations along the old Burlington Route.

Iowa Board of Railroad Commissioners,
Annual report of the Board of Railroad Commissioners for the year ending . . .
(Des Moines: State of Iowa, 1877/78-1935/36). Hill Reference Library Colection. Contains in formation on Q operations in Iowa.

Iowa State Commerce Commission,
Annual Report
(Des Moines: The Commission, 1937-1961). Hill Reference Library. Contains information on Q operations in Iowa.

Jones, James R. and Collman, Russ, 
Sterling, Colorado: crossroads on the prairie
(Denver: Sundance Books, 2000).

Josephson, Matthew,
The robber barons: the great American capitalists, 1861-1901
(New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1934). [OP] Minnesota State Historical Society Collection.

Kansas Board of Railroad Commissioners,
Annual report of the Board of Railroad Commissioners for the year ending . . .
(Topeka: The Board, 1844-1899). Hill Reference Library Collection. Contains information on Q operations in Kansas.

Kansas Board of Railroad Commissioners,
Report of the Board of Railroad Commissioners for the year ending . . .
(Topeka: Office of the Board of railroad Commissioners, 1902-1910). Hill Reference Library Collection. Contains information on Q operations in Kansas.

Kelly, John,
Streamliners to the Twin Cities: Photo Archive
(Hudson, WI: Iconografix, 2003).

Klein, Maury,
The Life and Legend of Jay Gould
(Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986).

Klein, Maury,
Union Pacific: The Birth of a Railroad 1862-1893
(New York: Doubleday, 1987) and
Union Pacific: The Rebirth 1894-1969
(New York: Doubleday, 1989).   Klein’s definitive history of the UP contains several sections dealing with the CB&Q, including the stormy early relationship between the two railroads, E.H. Harriman’s abortive attempt to gain control of the Burlington, and Harrimanm’s bitter relationship with the Q’s then-president, Charles F. Perkins.

Kratville, William,
Images of Rail: Railroads of Omaha and Council Bluffs
(Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2002)

Kufus, H. A.,
Compliments from "Kufe," Ravenna, Neb
(Ravenna: H. A. Kufus, 1901). Minnesota State Historical Society Collection.


The Locomotive Cyclopedia, Vol I
(Edmonds, WA: Hundman Publishing, 1998).

Martin, Albro,
James J. Hill and the Opening of the Northwest
(St Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1991)

Menk, Louis W.,
Louis Menk papers, 1953-1981
[Collection of documents] Minnesota State Historical Society Collection. Access to the papers requires written permission; researchers should consult the reference staff at the Society for information.

Menk, Louis W.,
Louis W. Menks scrapbooks, 1940-1982
(St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society, 1982). [microfilm] Minnesota State Historical Society Collection.


Merger background information: Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, Great Northern railway, Northern Pacific Railway, Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway
(?: Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, Great Northern railway, Northern Pacific Railway, Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway, 1967). Minnesota State Historical Society Collection.

Minnesota Railroad and Warehouse Commission,
Annual Report of the Railroad and Warehouse Commission of Minnesota
(St. Paul: Office of the Railroad and Warehouse Commission, 1887-1920). Hill Reference Library Collection. Contains information on Q operations in Minnesota.

Minnesota Railroad and Warehouse Commission,
Report of the Railroad and Warehouse Commission of the State of Minnesota to the Governor
(St. Paul: Office of the Railroad and Warehouse Commission, 1920/22-1924/26). Hill Reference Library Collection. Contains information on Q operations in Minnesota.

Minnesota Railroad and Warehouse Commission,
Report of the Railroad and Warehouse Commission of the State of Minnesota to the Governor
(St. Paul: The Commission, 1936-1956). Hill Reference Library Collection. Contains information on Q operations in Minnesota.

Minnesota Railroad and Warehouse Commission,
Biennial Report of the Railroad and Warehouse Commission of Minnesota
(St. Paul: Office of the Railroad and Warehouse Commission, 1928-1934). Hill Reference Library Collection. Contains information on Q operations in Minnesota.

Northern Pacific Railway Company,
The Burlington, Northern Pacific and Great Northern and their controlled lines should be put in one system/brief for the Northern Pacific Railway Company
(No publisher data: 1923). Minnesota State Historical Society Collection.

Olmsted, Robert P.,
Four to Remember. CGW (Chicago Great Western), CB&Q (Chicago, Burlington & Quincy), GM&O (Gulf Mobile & Ohio)
(Janesville: Self-published, 1993)


The Pacific Northwest Advertising Campaign: March 1923-March 1924
(Chicago: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad; Northern Pacific Railway; Great Northern Railway, 1923?) Minnesota State Historical Society Collection.

Pearson, Henry Greenleaf,
An American railroad builder, John Murray Forbes
(Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press, 1972). Reprint of the 1911 edition. Almost half the book deals with Forbes' relationship with the CB&Q.

Pearson, Henry Greenleaf,
An American railroad builder, John Murray Forbes
(Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1911).

Potter, Janet Greenstein,
Great American Railroad Stations
(New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1996). Although the focus is on preservation, rather than a history of railroad operations, this rewarding volume contains photos and information on several of the more noteworthy surviving CB&Q stations, including those in Omaha and Creston. It is also a tragic reminder of the railroad history that has been destroyed since the end of steam.

Pyle, Joseph Gilpin,
The life of James J. Hill
(Garden City, NY : Doubleday, Page and Company, 1917). 2 volumes. [OP]


Railroad commission map of Montana
(Chicago: Rand McNally and Company, 1910). Scale is approximately 1: 760,320. Hill Reference Library Collection.


Railroad locomotive photograph collection
(No publisher data: 1880-1940). Over 800 photoprints of mainly locomotives, including those of the Burlington Route. Minnesota State Historical Society Collection.

Schafer, Michael,
Streamliner Memories (Enthusiast Color Series)
(St Paul, MN: Motorbooks International, 1999).

Schafer, Michael and Welsh, Joseph,
Classic American Streamliners
(Lee, IL: Andover Junction, 1997). 40 of this volume's 160 pages contains photos of the CB&Q.

Schafer, Michael and Welsh, Joseph,
Streamliners: A History of A Railroad Icon
(St Paul, MN: Motorbooks International, 2002).

Schneider, Paul D. and Emmerich, William,
Burlington Northern Diesel Locomotives : Three Decades of BN Power
(Waukesha, WI: Kalmbach, 1993).

Shine, Joseph W.
Burlington Northern into the 90s
(La Mirada, CA: Four-Ways West, 1991).

South Dakota Board of Railroad Commissioners,
Annual Report of the Board of Railroad Commissioners of the State of South Dakota
(Pierre: The Board, 1901-1939). Hill Reference Library Collection. Contains information on operations of the Q in South Dakota.

South Dakota Board of Railroad Commissioners, Biennial Report of the Board of Railroad Commissioners of the State of South Dakota (Pierre: The Board, 1899). Hill Reference Library Collection. Contains information on operations of the Q in South Dakota.

South Dakota Public Utilities Commission,
Annual Report of the Public Utilities Commission
(Pierre: The Commission, 1940-1968). Hill Reference Library Collection. Contains information on operations of the Q in South Dakota.

Stover, John F.,
American Railroads
, 2nd ed. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997). Information on the history of the CB&Q can be found scattered throughout Stover's classic single-volume history of the American railroads.

Taber, Thomas Townsend,
Location of historical materials concerning the Canadian Pacific, Chicago & North Western, Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, Chicago Great Western, Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific, Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific, Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha, Duluth Missabe & Iron range, Duluth, South Shore & Atlantic, Great Northern, Minneapolis & St. Louis, Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie, Northern Pacific, Spokane, Portland & Seattle: and predecessor companies: abstracted from "Guide to railroad historical resources, United States and Canada" for Minnesota Historical Society
(Muncy, PA: T. T. Taber, 1993). Minnesota Historical Society Collection.

Wayman, Norbury L.,
St. Louis Union Station and Its Railroads
(St. Louis: Evelyn E. Newman Group, 1987) . Contains short sections on the Q and other predecessor railroads of the BNSF.

Welsh, Joseph,
Passenger Trains of Yesteryear: Chicago Westbound
(Waukesha, WI: Kalmbach, 2001).

Wilson, Jeff,
E-Units: Electro-Motive’s Classic Streamliners
(Waukesha, WI: Kalmbach Publishing, 2002).

Wilson, Jeff,
F-Units: The Diesel That Did It
(Brookfield, WI: Kalmbach Publishing, 2000).

Withuhn, William L.,
The Spirit of Steam: The Golden Age of North American Steam
(New York: Smithmark, 1995). A few photos of CB&Q equipment and facilities are scattered throughout this excellent pictorial essay on the history of American steam railroading.

Yenne, Bill, ed.,
The Great Railroads of North America
(New York: Barnes and Noble, 1994). Chapter 4 deals with the Burlington Northern; Chapter 9 with the CB&Q.

Yenne, Bill,
The History of the Burlington Northern
(New York: Bonanza, 1991). B&W and color photographs illustrate the history of the Q; the Northern Pacific; the Great Northern; the St. Louis-San Francisco; the Spokane, Portland, & Seattle; and the Burlington Northern.

York, Thomas,
North America's Great Railroads
(New York: Barnes and Noble, 1994). Chapter 5 deals with the Burlington Northern and its predecessors including, of course, the Q.

 


Warning: include(../../operational/include/footer.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/burlin19/public_html/BRHS/library/books/biblio.php on line 1826

Warning: include(../../operational/include/footer.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/burlin19/public_html/BRHS/library/books/biblio.php on line 1826

Warning: include(): Failed opening '../../operational/include/footer.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/burlin19/public_html/BRHS/library/books/biblio.php on line 1826