Yes, I would recommend it. Has a batch of ace-photographer Phil Weibler's excellent photos. He spent his teen-aged years in Quincy, took many photographs, and marveled at how clean and shiny were Burlington steam locomotives. This was opposed to the beat-up condition of Chicago & North Western steam locomotives encountered in his earlier, childhood residence of West Chicago, IL. Author Linroth is a graduate of Western Illinois University and a career employee of the CB&Q, so the text is quite readable and he has first hand knowledge of the terrain.