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PUBLICATIONS
Kettle Falls, Washington Book
Spokane International
Milwaukee Road Connection
Great Northern Marias Pass

CALENDARS
2014
2013
2012
2011

MONTANA MAPS
75 Montana Railroad Related Maps
1890 General Montana Railroad Map
1899 General Montana Railroad Map
1902 Northern Pacific Railway
1904 Great Northern Railway
1906 General Montana Railroad Map
1918 Milwaukee Road Montana

USGS Blackfoot & Lewistown
USGS Boulder, Livingston & Red Lodge
USGS Butte Area
USGS Helena Area

USGS Libby, Missoula & Nyac
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 RESEARCH - PHOTOS
Employee Search
Great Northern Photographs
GN - Dale Jones Photos
GN - Cordell Newby Collection
GN -Essex, Montana Station Papers

GN- Flandrau's 1925 Marias Pass
GN-BNSF Milepost List

Lewistown, MT Newspaper Index
Marias Pass
Online Marias Pass Railfan's Guide
Marias Pass Photos
Milwaukee Road 1920s Ad Book
Milwaukee Road - Avery, Idaho
Montana Locomotive List
Montana Railroad - Lombard

Montana Bibliography
Montana Place Names
 List of Montana Railroads
Northern Pacific Photographs
Soo Line in Montana

Soo Line - 1916 Snowplow
Historic Soo Line Photos

Spokane International Railway

PLACE NAMES - LOCATIONS
The Montana Almanac 1957

GN Montana Station Names - 1937
Compiled Montana Place Names
Great Northern Mileposts


   



 


Central Montana Rail on Spring Creek Trestle                      Montana Rail Link Special at Billings                                 BNSF Coal Train West at East Glacier   

Welcome to the Railroads of Montana

I am proposing a new 96-page full-color book for Arcadia Publishing
"
Montana Rails East - High, Wide and Handsome"
Please let me know three or four front covers that grab your attention 


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I am currently working with Arcadia Publishing on a new 96-page full-color book tentatively titled
 “Montana Rails East – High, Wide and Handsome” similar to my
“Milwaukee Road Connections – Spokane to Butte” book.
The front cover is one of the most important selling points for a book,
so I composed ten front cover mock-ups to choose from – please let me know which
three or four that would prompt you to pick up the book and buy it.
Of course, the publisher will ultimately decide which image and text to use –
but, they usually go with my first choice.

The book will dovetail nicely with my “Great Northern Railway in Marias Pass”
and the “Milwaukee Road Connections” book by covering all the railroads
in Central and Eastern Montana from the 1960s thru 2000.
This book will fill an important niche in Montana railroad full-color pictorial histories
selling in the mid $20.00 price range.
Due to the remoteness of locations and diversity of operations, this portion of Montana
has been largely passed over in lieu of trains in the Rockies.

Here is a list of the chapter titles
 Milwaukee Road East
 Lewistown
 Central Montana Rail
 261
 Montana Rail Link
 Hi-Line
 Following Trails of the Past
 The Yellowstone - Big Horn Country
 Where's Plentywood?  

Having lived in Montana [Kalispell, Lewistown and Plentywood respectively] for many years,
 I have quite a personal storehouse of images to choose from...
but, it’s always good to see the State from a fresh perspective.


I am seeking color photographs of any railroads in Montana up to the year 2000.
Specifically, I could use images from:
 
Milwaukee Road east of Butte to North Dakota any era.
 Milwaukee Road - Great Falls Line any era.
 Great Northern - anywhere east of Browning to North Dakota.
 Burlington [CB&Q] Billings/Laurel south.
 Montana Rail Link anything system wide up thru 2000.
 Northern Pacific anywhere Montana
 Burlington Northern anywhere Montana  
 Soo Line in Montana
 Any other shortlines from the 1960s thru 2000.

If you have one, two, or more photos you would like to share –
please let me know and we can work something out.
I don’t have a big image acquisition budget, but if I use any of your photographs –
you get a complimentary autographed copy of the book.

Montana Rails East Comments

BTW: my Arcadia Publishing “Spokane International Railway” book is in proof at this moment
with a tentative release date May/June 2019. I’ll let everyone know about a month in advance
 for sign-up of the pre-release free shipping offer.

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"The Milwaukee Connection - Spokane to Butte"
Arcadia Press   96-page full-color book
Order your personalized autographed copy today!

Listen to Dale Jones original song
"Ballad for E70"


 
The Milwaukee Road book released June 18, 2018 has scores of unpublished photographs
Milwaukee images and other photographs from Spokane to Butte including the Elk River Branch.
Some of the contributors are Jerry Quinn, Ed Lynch, Charles "Chuck" Heimerdinger,
Tom Hillebrant, Rolland Meyers, Carl Sonner, Doug Harrop and Wayne Monger.

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The Great  Northern Railway in Marias Pass

 
ORDER TODAY FOR AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY!
The Great Northern Railway in Marias Pass
 by Arcadia Publishing is published
in a limited hardcover collector edition
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 THE SPOKANE INTERNATIONAL RAILWAY

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My new 128-page Arcadia Press book The Spokane International Railway
Will examine the various influences and outreach
the Spokane International/Union Pacific has had on the Inland Empire.
Subjects will include the McGoldrick Lumber Company, the Washington, Idaho & Montana Railway
and excellent images on the elusive Ohio Match/Burnt Cabin Railroad of the Coeur d'Alene forest.

Jerry Quinn, Richard Yaremko and others have generously
contributed images of Spokane International history
from 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
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Railroads of Montana as been highlighting railroad photography and history
of Montana and the Pacific Northwest since 2000.
I published the Railroads of Montana calendars from 1999 to 2002 & 2011 to 2014,
and a series of full-color 28-page booklets covering these topics below:

These booklets have been long out of print, I will periodically upload all my old publications


Click HERE to download "Outlook & the Whitetail Sub"  -The Soo Line Connection in Montana
Click
HERE  to download the 192-page book "Great Northern Railway - Kettle Falls, Washington Branch"

Future downloads may include:
"The Kettle Falls, Washington Branch" - the 28-page "Second Section" edition
"Off the Beaten Pass" - A Pictorial History of Marias Pass
"Livin' on the Hi-Line" - The Hi-Line from Browning to Bainville
Railroads of Montana calendars; 1999/2000, 2000,2001 and 2002 

Index of web pages below

PUBLICATIONS
Kettle Falls, Washington Branch Book
Spokane International Railway
Milwaukee Road Connections - Spokane to Butte
Great Northern Railway in
Marias Pass

CALENDARS
2014
2013
2012
2011

MONTANA MAPS
75 Montana Railroad Related Maps
1890 General Montana Railroad Map
1899 General Montana Railroad Map
1902 Northern Pacific Railway
1904 Great Northern Railway
1906 General Montana Railroad Map
1918 Milwaukee Road Montana

USGS Blackfoot & Lewistown
USGS Boulder, Livingston & Red Lodge/Bearcreek
USGS Butte Area
USGS Helena Area

USGS Libby, Missoula & Nyack

 RESEARCH - PHOTOS
Comprehensive List of Montana Railroads
Northern Pacific Photographs
Great Northern Photographs
Great Northern - Dale Jones Photos
Great Northern - Cordell Newby Collection
John Taubeneck's Montana Locomotive List
Montana Railroad - Lombard
Soo Line in Montana

Soo Line - Dooley, MT 1916 Snowplow
Historic Soo Line Photos
Milwaukee Road - Avery

Milwaukee Road 1920s Advertising Book

 

PLACE NAMES - LOCATIONS
The Montana Almanac 1957
Great Northern Montana Station Names - 1937
Compiled Montana Place Names
Great Northern Mileposts - Alphabetically

MONTANA RAILROAD INFORMATION
Marias Pass
Grace Flandrau's 1925 Marias Pass Booklet

GN-BNSF Milepost List
Great Northern - Essex, Montana Station Papers
Lewistown, Montana Newspaper Index
Online Marias Pass Railfan's Guide
Marias Pass Photos
Montana Bibliography
Employee Search
Great Northern Consolidated Seniority Roster
NP Montana Employees 1882 -1980

Milwaukee Road -Idaho Div. Seniority

Questions or Comments?

This web site was last updated March 2019
All material and photos that does not list specific sources are copyrighted by Dale Jones

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