The Great Northern Railway in Marias Pass by Dale Jones -
This 128-page 6” x 9” hardcover book contains over 200 B&W
in detail the history and operations of the Great Northern and Burlington
in Marias Pass from the1890s thru the 1990s.
Montana's Marias Pass is the lowest rail crossing through the Rocky
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
James Jerome Hill was the driving force behind Great Northern Railway's
to find the most economical route to the Pacific coast, with surveyor John
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
the tracks parallel Bear Creek and the Middle Fork of the Flathead River
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
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
“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
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.”