Montana Rail on Spring Creek Trestle
Montana Rail Link Special at Billings BNSF Coal Train West at East Glacier
Welcome to the Railroads of
proposing a new 96-page full-color book for Arcadia Publishing
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
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
but, they usually go with my first choice.
The book will dovetail nicely with my “Great Northern Railway in Marias
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
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
Central Montana Rail
Montana Rail Link
Following Trails of the Past
The Yellowstone - Big Horn Country
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.
seeking color photographs of any railroads in Montana up to the year 2000.
Specifically, I could use images from:
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
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
you get a complimentary autographed copy of the book.
Montana Rails East
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.
Connection - Spokane to Butte"
96-page full-color book
Order your personalized autographed copy today!
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The Milwaukee Road book released June 18, 2018 has scores of
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"
Tom Hillebrant, Rolland Meyers, Carl Sonner, Doug Harrop and Wayne Monger.
Northern Railway in Marias Pass
ORDER TODAY FOR AN AUTOGRAPHED COPY!
The Great Northern Railway in Marias Pass
Publishing is published
in a limited hardcover collector edition
SPOKANE INTERNATIONAL RAILWAY
My new 128-page Arcadia Press book
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.
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
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
to download "Outlook & the Whitetail Sub" -The Soo Line Connection in Montana
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
"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
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