In 1967, the Great Northern announced a new corporate makeover to “Big Sky Blue.”
It was the 1960s and bright colors were “in.” To me “Blue” was more interesting than NP “Black.” Even today, the debate continues among railfans as to which railroad had the “best” paint schemes, Northern Pacific or Great Northern. In any case, I became a Great Northern fan.
At first I wanted to record an image of every GN locomotive I could find for modeling,
but then as time marched on toward the Burlington Northern merger,
I felt the need to document everything Great Northern before it was gone.
 

So, there you have it, this photo diary contains 175 photographs from hundreds
of color images taken around Western United States prior to the 1990s.
There are over 120 Great Northern images with occasional forays around the West.

Through the years, I have used various camera’s and format’s -
details are included providing a technical and contextual background to the images.

 

This is a 92-page soft cover 11"x 8.5" landscape format full-color perfect-bound  book.

 



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               BELOW ARE THE TABLE OF CONTENTS AND SAMPLE PAGES

Chapter One    Introduction                
Chapter Two    Hillyard                    
Chapter Three   Spokane                
Chapter Four    Spokane North - Chain Lakes                
Chapter Five     Fort Wright - Riverside State Park                               
Chapter Six       Libby Dam - Flathead Tunnel                     
Chapter Seven   SP&S and Digress                                      
Chapter Eight    Modelers Pages         
       

RELEASE DATE DECEMBER 15, 2021  


   

 

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