Jun 17, 2018 · With the success of its regional Hiawathas, in 1947, about twelve years after the railroad first launched its Hiawatha the railroad introduced the streamlined Olympian Hiawatha, a train meant to fully compete with the Great Northern and Northern Pacific for rail travel to and from the Pacific Northwest (the Milwaukee had operated the Olympian and Columbian since 1911 over its Pacific Extension but these trains used heavyweight equipment and were pulled by conventional steam locomotives).
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The advent of the speedy 100 m.p.h. Hiawatha train in the Midwest, and the Olympian Hiawatha from Chicago to Seattle, returned some degree of prosperity to the line following World War II. But even that was short-lived, and gradually through various reductions of services this once proud railroad gradually deteriorated.
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Grand Rounds Scenic Byway. 50 mi State: Minnesota Asphalt. Hiawatha LRT Trail. NorPac Trail. 22.2 mi State: Montana Concrete, Dirt, Gravel. Route of the Olympian.
The decline started when the Olympian Hiawatha run from Chicago to Seattle/Tacoma was discontinued as a through train in 1961, with other services ending over the next decade. The last Hiawatha continued until April 30, 1971, when Amtrak took over most intercity passenger service.