SPOKANE INTERNATIONAL RAILWAY
I am presently working on a new
128-page Arcadia Press book titled
This book will
examine the various influences and outreach
the Spokane International/Union Pacific has on the Inland Empire.
Subjects will include the oil-fields of Eastern Washington, the McGoldrick
Lumber Company and how
the Washington,Idaho & Montana Railway fits into the Spokane International
Richard Yaremko and others have generously contributed images from
downtown Spokane thru Crowsnest Pass on the Canadian Pacific Railway.
Included will be unpublished images from the lens of legendary SI
chronicler Larry Shawver.
The expected retail price is around $22.00 with a release date of February
If you have
photographs that you would like to see published,
please let me know - I give full credit and a complimentary book for use
of your images
For more information click below
International Railway was a small Class 1 railroad built in 1905 by D.C.
Corbin as a 140-mile rail line from Spokane, Washington to Eastport,
Idaho. The railroad existed independently from 1906 to 1958 when the Union
Pacific took over running the line. The S.I. Railway primarily moved
interchange traffic from the Canadian border to the Pacific Northwest to
complete with James J. Hill's Great Northern/Northern Pacific railroads
that dominated the region; today the route is still a profitable operation
with commodities shipped to Western markets via the Canadian Pacific
The book will combine interesting technical and operational information
entwined with Larry's reflections, wit and personal involvement with
employees and history of the railroad from the 1910s through 2000. Nearly
every lineside location and railyard was photographed by Mr. Shawver, and
there is a story behind each one.
The Arcadia Press book will be a 128-page soft cover publication with
about 200 B&W images, the projected retail price will be around $22.00US
with an expected early 2019 release date.
PROPOSED TABLE OF CONTENTS AND SAMPLE BOOK PAGES
MP1 to MP25
Timber, Cement and Submarines
Mountains and Tunnels
The Yellow Monster
Questions or Comments?
All material and photos that does
not list specific sources are copyrighted by Dale Jones
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