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The Great Northern Railway - Spokane Division in Black & White


This 92-page Black & White 11 x 8.5 landscape format soft cover book contains over 125 images 
almost exclusively from the Great Northern Spokane Division. The line from Troy, Montana
 to Spokane [Hillyard] generally comprised the Spokane Division, but for years
was included in the Kalispell Division. The line along the rimrocks above Riverside State Park west of Fort Wright bounced in and out of the Spokane and Cascade Divisions.

The transformation of the railway landscape around Spokane began in March 1970,
with the Burlington Northern merger, next was the introduction of Amtrak in May 1971
and perhaps the most significant change in the early 1970s was the demolition of the Great Northern and Union Pacific stations in downtown Spokane to make way for the boondoggle
called Expo74. Included in the book are photographs from 1971/72 Latah Creek Bridge connection to the former GN mainline near Lyons. The final blow to the Great Northern mainline happened in April 1984 when the segment from Dean to Newport through Scotia Canyon
was abandoned, severing forever Jim Hill’s transcontinental line completed in 1893.
I was on hand and photographed the very last revenue trains on both the Riverside State Park
and Scotia Canyon lines.
I digitized my entire collection of black & white negatives as the foundation for this book. This book is printed in black and white as a bittersweet testament to
The Great Northern Railway – Spokane Division.

 


ISBN 978-1-7372303-6-6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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               BELOW ARE THE TABLE OF CONTENTS AND SAMPLE PAGES

Chapter One..... Introduction                
Chapter Two..... Hillyard                
Chapter Three.. Scotia Canyon             
Chapter Four.... Spokane Station              
Chapter Five..... Fort Wright                              
Chapter Six....... Riverside State Park                 
Chapter Seven. 9th Subdivision                                  

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