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The Great Northern Railway in Marias Pass by Dale Jones - Arcadia Publishing
 

This 128-page 6” x 9” hardcover book contains over 200 B&W images illustrating
 in detail the history and operations of the Great Northern and Burlington Northern
in Marias Pass from the1890s thru the 1990s.

 

Montana's Marias Pass is the lowest rail crossing through the Rocky Mountains.
The tracks snake through narrow canyons, traverse the swift Middle Fork of the Flathead River,
and twist through numerous snowsheds and tunnels to crest the 5,213-foot Continental Divide.

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James Jerome Hill was the driving force behind Great Northern Railway's mission
 to find the most economical route to the Pacific coast, with surveyor John F. Stevens
 taking a major role in locating the pass. Browning is the eastern gateway into Marias Pass
 as the railroad approaches the Rocky Mountain Front; continuing west from Summit,
the tracks parallel Bear Creek and the Middle Fork of the Flathead River downgrade
through Essex to Glacier National Park and into the Flathead Valley.

Here's are a few customer comments:
“Just wanted to let you know that your Great Northern Railway in Marias Pass  book
arrived in today's mail. I look forward to reading the book and enjoying the photos. 
The book will bring back happy memories of a trip on the Empire Builder from Seattle
 to Chicago with a stopover at Essex to stay at the Izaak Walton Inn
and to visit Glacier National Park”.
 

“Excellent book! Bravo for Arcadia Press and the new Images of Rail series.
This book has photos from the 1890s to BNSF era. I have all the Great Northern,
Burlington Northern and BNSF picture books and this one [even though it is B&W]
covers the Pass the best and I've learned some interesting details I didn't know.”

 

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            BELOW ARE THE TABLE OF CONTENTS AND SAMPLE BOOK PAGES

Chapter One        Beginnings - History of Marias Pass
Chapter Two       The Pass – A Photographic Collection from Whitefish to Glacier Park   
Chapter Three      Glacier National Park – Great Northern Railway’s Connection   
Chapter Four       The Middle Fork – Views up the Middle Fork of the Flathead River   
Chapter Five        Essex – Operations Headquarters for Marias Pass   
Chapter Six          Snowsheds – Protecting the Railroad in Winter  
Chapter Seven      Summit – Top of the Continental Divide   
Chapter Eight       Winter – The Challenge of Fighting Snow  
Chapter Nine        The 1964 Flood – Marias Pass Disaster   
Chapter Ten         Then and Now – Changes Through the Years   

 

     
     



 

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