SPOKANE INTERNATIONAL RAILWAY
I am presently working on a new
128-page Arcadia Press book
This book will
examine the various influences and outreach
the Spokane International/Union Pacific has had on the Inland Empire.
Subjects will touch on the McGoldrick
the Washington, Idaho & Montana Railway, the SI's influence on
building the Alaska Highway
and excellent images on the elusive Ohio Match/Burnt Cabin Railroad of the
Coeur d'Alene forest.
Richard Yaremko and others have generously
contributed images of Spokane International history
downtown Spokane thru Crowsnest Pass on the Canadian Pacific Railway.
Included will be many unpublished images from the lens of legendary SI
chronicler Larry Shawver.
The expected retail price is $22.99 with a release date of May/June 2019
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 SI 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
and 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 $22.99US
with an expected mid 2019 release date.
BELOW ARE THE TABLE OF
MP1 to MP25
Timber, Troops and Hoodoos
Mountains and Tunnels
If you are interested in
Montana railroad history
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Northern Railway in Marias Pass
The Milwaukee Road Connection from Spokane to Butte
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