Railroads of Montana
and the Pacific Northwest
Photography by Dale Jones

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1890 General Montana Railroad Map
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 THE SPOKANE INTERNATIONAL RAILWAY

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I am presently working on a new 128-page Arcadia Press book
The Spokane International Railway
This book will examine the various influences and outreach
the Spokane International/Union Pacific has had on the Inland Empire.
Subjects will touch on the McGoldrick Lumber Company,
the Washington, Idaho & Montana Railway, the SI's influence on building the Alaska Highway
and excellent images on the elusive Ohio Match/Burnt Cabin Railroad of the Coeur d'Alene forest.

Jerry Quinn, Richard Yaremko and others have generously
contributed images of Spokane International history
from downtown Spokane thru Crowsnest Pass on the Canadian Pacific Railway. 
Included will be many unpublished images from the lens of legendary SI chronicler Larry Shawver.

The expected retail price is $22.99 with a release date of February 2019
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The Spokane International Railway was a small Class 1 railroad built in 1905 by D.C. Corbin as a 140-mile rail line from Spokane, Washington to Eastport, Idaho. The railroad existed independently from 1906 to 1958 when the Union Pacific took over running the line. The SI Railway primarily moved interchange traffic from the Canadian border to the Pacific Northwest to complete with James J. Hill's Great Northern/Northern Pacific railroads that dominated the region; today the route is still a profitable operation with commodities shipped to Western markets via the Canadian Pacific Railway.

The book will combine interesting technical and operational information and Larry's reflections, wit and personal involvement with employees and history of the railroad from the 1910s through 2000. Nearly every lineside location and railyard was photographed by Mr. Shawver, and there is a story behind each one.
The Arcadia Press book will be a 128-page soft cover publication with about 200 B&W images, the projected retail price will be $22.99US with an expected early 2019 release date.

BELOW ARE THE TABLE OF CONTENTS
Spokane
MP1 to MP25
Timber, Troops and Hoodoos  
Sandpoint
Shiloh

Bonners Ferry
Mountains and Tunnels
Larry Shawver

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