GREAT NORTHERN RY - KETTLE FALLS, WA.
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Great Northern Railway's Kettle Falls, WA
The Great Northern Railway -
Kettle Falls Branch Book contains 235 full-color and B&W photographs,
nearly 50 maps and track profiles with dozens of images and other
The disc also contains a comprehensive reference and index of over 400
Northern Railway -
Kettle Falls, Washington Branch - Book Cover
GREAT NORTHERN'S KETTLE
FALLS, WASHINGTON BRANCH - THE STORY
The Kettle Falls, Washington Branch of
the Great Northern Railway has an interesting
history going back to
the 1880's in Washington State's "Inland Empire."
This 100-mile rail line that ran north
from Spokane was first built to the Columbia River at Marcus tapping into
the lucrative mining districts near the Washington/British Columbia
borders. Through time and circumstance, the terminus at Marcus was changed
to Kettle Falls where two separate rail lines left basically east and west
of Kettle Falls to Nelson and Grand Forks, British Columbia. As the
northeastern Washington area grew in population, so did the diversity of
Mining still played a key role in
traffic shipments, but they also started to include many non-precious
minerals which to this day are the backbone of freight business. Not to be
as with anywhere in the Pacific Northwest, timber is a major
player - as on the Kettle Falls line in the past and today. Not so
well known was the booming tourist business that in the early part of
twentieth Century drew Spokane residents to Loon Lake. All these aspects
of the Kettle Falls Branch were covered in this publication.
Railway - Kettle Falls, Washington Branch - Back Cover
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