NORTHERN RAILWAY'S KETTLE FALLS
Great Northern Railway’s Kettle Falls Branch – Spokane to Chewelah book
is a 166-page 8˝”
x 11” portrait format softcover book containing over 235 B&W,
50 maps, a comprehensive bibliography, employee interviews, reference
section and index.
One customer lamented, "We
have a DVD of your book with this info in it that
you had provided to the Chewelah Museum about 10 years ago. We are trying
to find a computer with a DVD player to open your book on DVD. We found
a computer but need a cord. Our current laptops don't have DVD capabilities.
We still are extremely interested in purchasing the book in book form.”
is over! First released in 2010, the
first edition of this book was available
only in a DVD book landscape format, it was inconvenient for research;
2021 edition has been reformatted into a portrait size softcover book.
the ten years since first released, history has not altered, but current
may have changed since the year 2009 - in fact, those operations are now
This 100-mile rail line ran
north from Spokane first built to the Columbia River
at Marcus to tap into the lucrative mining districts near the
Washington/British Columbia borders.
Through time and circumstance, the terminus at Marcus was changed to Kettle
where two separate rail lines left basically east and west of Kettle Falls
and Grand Forks, British Columbia. As the northeastern Washington area
in population, so did the diversity of commodities change.
Mining still played a key role
in traffic shipments, but they also started to include
many non-precious minerals which to this day are the backbone of freight
Not to be forgotten, as with anywhere in the Pacific Northwest, timber is a
major player -
as on the Kettle Falls line in the past and today. Not so well known was the
tourist business that in the early part of the twentieth Century drew
to Loon Lake. All these aspects of the Kettle Falls Branch will be covered
in this publication.
Find out on page 54 “Who
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