Patrick C. Dorin

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Patrick C. Dorin is an established railroad author. He worked for the Great Northern Railway while attending Northland College as an undergraduate. Later, he worked for the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway, the Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway, and the Milwaukee Road. Employment in the railroad industry included positions in operations and marketing research, customer service, and cost accounting. He has also served as President of the summer season tourist railroad, the Lake Superior and Mississippi Railroad at Duluth, Minnesota.

Mr. Dorin holds degrees in business administration, marketing, elementary education, and school administration, including a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He is currently serving as an assistant high school principal for the Superior, Wisconsin schools. He has also been teaching marketing, operations research, transportation, Japanese culture, and school administration courses on a part-time basis for both the University of Wisconsin-Superior and for the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Author or co-author of some twenty railroad books, Mr. Dorin began in 1969 with The Lake Superior Iron Ore Railroads. Other titles to his credit include Everywhere West: The Burlington Route, Canadian Pacific Railway, The Domeliners, and Amtrak Trains and Travel. His latest book for Signature Press is The Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway.