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Jerry Quinn, Sr Rail Photo Diary - Western Railroads 1960s thru 1990s


This 92-page full-color 11 x 8.5 landscape format softcover has over 175 photos.

Jerry graciously gave me access to his thousands of railroad images...
This book is a compilation of photographs of railroad operations
in Spokane's Inland Empire from the 1960s to 1990s,
with occasional forays
around the Western United States.

 

Jerry was born in New Jersey and moved to Spokane in 1967
with a dream for a better life than what was possible in New Jersey..

He has an ongoing interest in railroads on what they did, where they went,
and how they worked. He is a master model railroad builder and the two interests
naturally coincide with each other.

 

Some of his achievements are....

President of the Inland Empire Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society.

President of the River City Modelers

President of the Evergreen Railroad Modelers

Member of Centennial Trail Board of Spokane 

22 years as a Rotary Club member

Ad man of the year at Spokane Ad Club

Photos published in many books and publications including Railroads of Montana.

Raised funds to move UP #3206 from High Bridge Park to Spokane County Fairgrounds

Led effort to save the Great Northern depot from demolition in 1972,
 but did save the Clocktower from destruction. Today it's the Icon of the city. 

Recently honored by the Mayor of Spokane for saving the GN Clocktower
when the city wanted all railroad references removed.

 


ISBN 978-1-7372303-2-8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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               BELOW ARE THE TABLE OF CONTENTS AND SAMPLE PAGES

Chapter One..... Introduction                
Chapter Two..... 1960s thru 1970s                  
Chapter Three.. Inland Empire              
Chapter Four.... Milwaukee Road               
Chapter Five..... Montana                              
Chapter Six....... Modelers Pages                   
Chapter Seven. Editors Choice                                   

$39.97 - Autographed by Jerry Quinn and Dale Jones - Free USA Shipping
Canada & International Orders - Email for quote HERE
NOTE: Due to increased printing and shipping costs
We are forced to discontinue free shipping
Beginning February 1, 2022 there will be a $2.99 shipping fee per order

Until January 31, 2022 - I will donate 10% of my profit to the Evergreen
Model Railroad Club here in Spokane to assist them in relocation of their layout 

The Evergreen Railroad Modelers started in 2008 as a small group of modelers who
had a vision to build a HO scale layout that represented the Northwest with small towns,
rugged mountains, and lots of rail traffic to suit every member's wishes.
They started with 12 members and now they have 46.

 

The lease on their building is up in 21 months -the rent currently is $600 a month but the new landlord demands $1,700 a month. Yikes! Thatís too rich for their members! They are now looking for a new home, one that will allow us to reflect Spokane history.

Renting is the problem when you don't own the building, the rent always goes up and layouts don't move easily. The new building could be made into a railroad commemorative structure with the layout and a video studio to show the good side of railroads in communicating safety and value to the railroads efforts. They are applying for a 501C3 nonprofit status for this effort.

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