The Northern Pacific

The Northern

"This beautiful new book features an all-color tour of the entire Northern Pacific system from the Great Lakes to the Pacific Northwest. Steam, black and gold freight diesels, and the two-tone green North Coast Limited are all here in 176 pages, 12 x 9 inch album format with 264 stunning color photographs and nine detailed full color maps." Clothbound with color dust jacket; one of Hundman's series of beautiful all color epics including DIXIE LINES, NORTHWEST PASSAGE, SP OREGON.

  • ASIN: 0945434677

History of the Northern Pacific Railroad (Classic Reprint)

History of the Northern Pacific Railroad (Classic

American Continent was first broached, and for many years afterward, the northern route, by way of the valleys of theM issouri and the Columbia rivers, was the only one thought of. This was the route explored by Lewis and Clarke in the first decade of the century. It was known to be a route through valleys and over plains for nearly its entire distance; it crossed the Rocky Mountain barriers at low altitudes ;it approached the Pacific by way of the greatest river of the western coast; at its farthest limit lay the most capacious and beautiful deepwater tidal estuary to be found on the continent. It avoided the deserts lying further south, and was believed to traverse the only continuously habitable belt of country stretching from theM ississippi to the Pacific coast. Long before the epoch of rail transportation this route had been explored for military and commercial purposes by the United States Government. Very soon after the railway system was introduced in the United States indeed as early as 1835 it was advocated by Dr. Barlow. Between 1845 and 1849 was pressed upon the attention of Congress andS tate Legislatures by the earnest, persistent and self-sacrificing efforts of A saW hitney. The ideas of Whitney were taken up in 1852 by one of the ablest of the worlds great engine...

  • ASIN: B008GHO884

Jay Cooke's Gamble: The Northern Pacific Railroad, the Sioux, and the Panic of 1873

Jay Cooke's Gamble: The Northern Pacific Railroad, the

In 1869, Jay Cooke, the brilliant but idiosyncratic American banker, decided to finance the Northern Pacific, a transcontinental railroad planned from Duluth, Minnesota, to Seattle. M. John Lubetkin tells how Cooke’s gamble reignited war with the Sioux, rescued George Armstrong Custer from obscurity, created Yellowstone Park, pushed frontier settlement four hundred miles westward, and triggered the Panic of 1873. Staking his reputation and wealth on the Northern Pacific, Cooke was soon whipsawed by the railroad’s mismanagement, questionable contracts, and construction problems. Financier J. P. Morgan undermined him, and the Crédit Mobilier scandal ended congressional support. When railroad surveyors and army escorts ignored Sioux chief Sitting Bull’s warning not to enter the Yellowstone Valley, Indian attacks—combined with alcoholic commanders—led to embarrassing setbacks on the field, in the nation’s press, and among investors. Lubetkin’s suspenseful narrative describes events played out from Wall Street to the Yellowstone and vividly portrays the soldiers, engineers, businessmen, politicians, and Native Americans who tried to build or block the Northern Pacific.

  • ASIN: 0806144688

Eye of the Explorer: Views of the Northern Pacific Railroad Survey 1853-54

Eye of the Explorer: Views of the Northern

In the 1850s, Congress authorized and funded five railroad surveys to determine the most practical route for a transcontinental railroad through the western frontier. The northernmost survey, headed by Maj. Isaac Stevens, was the most successful, both scientifically and geographically. Along with the data assembled by numerous scientists and surveyors was the work of two artists, John Mix Stanley and Gustavus Sohon. Their illustrations graphically documented the physical and cultural geography of the northern Great Plains and Pacific Northwest, with a particular eye for Native American life. Eye of the Explorer: Views of the Northern Pacific Railroad Survey reproduces all seventy of the lithographs that appeared with Stevens’s final congressional report, published in 1860, as well as twelve of the lovely watercolor images from which the final prints were prepared.These views depict landscapes of undisturbed wilderness, scenes from the explorers’ journey, and glimpses of settlements in the initial throes of development. The accompanying text tells the story of the survey party’s adventures, struggles, and day-to-day activities, and describes each image’s historical, geographical, and geological importance. Liberally scattered throughout are quotations from the report. Doze...

  • ASIN: 0878425608

Northern Pacific Railway: Supersteam Era, 1925-1945

Northern Pacific Railway: Supersteam Era,

This book tells the fascinating story of the development of Northern Pacific's most powerful and advanced steam locomotives. Motive power such as the trend-setting 4-8-4's, and the powerful 2-8-8-4 and 4-6-6-4 locomotives. With vast reserves of low-cost coal along its lines, it was only natural the road did not grap onto dieselization immediately. Northern Pacific Diesel Era is a sequal to this volume.

  • Brand: Brand: Golden West Books
  • ASIN: 0870950924

The Northern Pacific: Main Street of the Northwest, A Pictorial History

The Northern Pacific: Main Street of the Northwest,

Regional US history.

  • ASIN: 0875645046

Dining Car To The Pacific: The “Famously Good” Food of the Northern Pacific Railway (Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage)

Dining Car To The Pacific: The “Famously Good”

An affectionate history of the dining car service of the Northen Pacific Railway including its large commissary system. It was originally published as Dining Car Line to the Pacific in 1990, by the Minnesota Historical Society Press. A large section of NPR recipes is included. Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

  • Brand: Brand: Univ Of Minnesota Press
  • ASIN: 0816645620

Railroad Shutterbug: Jim Fredrickson's Northern Pacific

Railroad Shutterbug: Jim Fredrickson's Northern

Fredrickson, an amateur photographer, began his 39-year career with the Northern Pacific in 1943. He took exceptional photographs throughout that time depicting the last glories of the steam era as coal-fired locomotives were replaced by diesel engines in the 1940s and 1950s. His photos and yarns tell of the NP's engines, depots, diners, cabooses, sidings, yards, shops, bridges, and tunnels.

  • Brand: Brand: Washington State University Press
  • ASIN: 0874221978

Northern Pacific Railroad & Yellowstone National Park

Northern Pacific Railroad & Yellowstone National

  • ASIN: 0966812131

Northern Pacific Railroad: Book of Reference for the use of the Directors and Officers of the Company

Northern Pacific Railroad: Book of Reference for the

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

  • ASIN: 1375994921

Hidden History of Tacoma: Little-Known Tales from the City of Destiny

Hidden History of Tacoma: Little-Known Tales from the

The City of Destiny took shape where rails met sails on the shores of Commencement Bay. When Tacoma was chosen as the Northern Pacific Railroad’s terminus, the city rose from the mudflats and took the lead as the Northwest’s destination for opportunity. In this collection, discover the city’s early notables and uncover the stories behind the historic landmarks. Why did city planners abandon Olmsted’s vision? How many war bonds did Lana Turner’s kisses buy? Why were vegetarians warned, “Don’t drink the water”? Who is the tiny figure with coal black hair and bound feet who haunts Old Tacoma? Local author and guide Karla Stover answers these questions and more as she spins stories from the tomes of Tacoma’s past.

  • ASIN: 1609494709

The Northern Pacific Railroad and Connections (Classic Reprint)

The Northern Pacific Railroad and Connections (Classic

Excerpt from The Northern Pacific Railroad and ConnectionsThe advent of the Northern Pacific Railroad, five years ago, as a competitor for through transcontinental business, marked a new era in railway passenger service between the East and the Pacific coast.The most notable feature in connection with the train service inaugurated by this new line was the introduction Of elegant dining cars, which were built at the Pullman Car Works, being marvels Of luxury and Of the most elegant design and finish. In these cars the passenger sits down to a bountiful spread, comprising all the delicacies of the season On both the Atlantic and Pacific coast, as well as the fish and game Obtained from the country through which the road passes, for which he pays the modest sum Of 75 cents per meal.Although the Northern Pacific Railroad stands alone in this respect, among the transcontinental lines in the United States, passengers by other routes being still obliged to depend upon the Old-fashioned, much-abused eating station, the management Of this line, not content with the great improvements made in the past, announces that on May lst, 1889, they will put in service between St. Paul and Minneapolis and Tacoma and Portland complete vestibuled passenger trains.These trains will be equipped with the...

  • ASIN: 026067138X

Montana Northern Pacific Railroad Vintage Look Reproduction Metal Tin Sign 12X18 Inches

Montana Northern Pacific Railroad Vintage Look Reproduction Metal

Our individually handcrafted signs are perfect for kitchens, bathrooms, doors, garages, man caves, cubicle walls -- any place you'd like smaller, very unique signs. Each one is manufactured to order so we offer FREE customization or personalization (for example, we can add a name or a date or a place, etc.) If it's a gift that you are mailing to someone else, we can also print and include a personalized note from you -- Just ask!

  • Color: cappuccino
  • Brand: metal Signs
  • ASIN: B01L6W6BUS

Rails Across the Prairies: The Railway Heritage of Canada’s Prairie Provinces

Rails Across the Prairies: The Railway Heritage of

Follow the evolution of the rail legacy of the Canadian Prairies from the arrival of the first engine on a barge to today’s realities. Rails Across the Prairies traces the evolution of Canada’s rail network, including the appearance of the first steam engine on the back of a barge. The book looks at the arrival of European settlers before the railway and examines how they coped by using ferry services on the Assiniboine and North Saskatchewan Rivers. The work then follows the building of the railways, the rivalries of their owners, and the unusual irrigation works of Canadian Pacific Railway. The towns were nearly all the creation of the railways from their layout to their often unusual names.Eventually, the rail lines declined, though many are experiencing a limited revival. Learn what the heritage lover can still see of the Prairies’ railway legacy, including existing rail operations and the stories the railways brought with them. Many landmarks lie vacant, including ghost towns and elevators, while many others survive as museums or interpretative sites.

  • ASIN: B008BIKNYG

Wheat Country Railroad: The Northern Pacific's Spokane & Palouse and Competitors

Wheat Country Railroad: The Northern Pacific's Spokane &

"A detailed history and reference work concerning railroads south of Spokane, Washington, and north of the Snake River."--Provided by publisher.

  • ASIN: 087422361X

Mens Northern Pacific Railroad Rodeo Parade T Shirt Small Navy

Mens Northern Pacific Railroad Rodeo Parade T Shirt

  • Color: Navy
  • Brand: Art Vintage Design
  • ASIN: B077HQCX8G

Railroads and Clearcuts: Legacy of Congress's 1864 Northern Pacific Railroad Land Grant

Railroads and Clearcuts: Legacy of Congress's 1864 Northern

Book by Jensen, Derrick, Draffan, George

  • Brand: Brand: Keokee Company Publishing
  • ASIN: 1879628082

Northern Pacific Railway: Diesel Era, 1945-1970

Northern Pacific Railway: Diesel Era,

8 1/2 x 11 - Hardbound, 300 pages, 320 illustrations, color plates, rosters, bibliography, and index. The Northern Pacific Railway entered the diesel era with a large fleet of modern steam locomotives, but gradually and then more rapidly, made the transition to diesel-electric motive power. Covering in detail, all of the road's diesels - the first generation switchers, the early road units, and the postwar road- switchers. The more powerful and technologically advanced second-generation units such as U25C, the U28C, the SD-45, and the U33C units are presented."

  • Brand: Brand: Golden West Books
  • ASIN: 0870951025

Saint Paul and the Northern Pacific Railway: Grand Opening, September 1883 (Classic Reprint)

Saint Paul and the Northern Pacific Railway: Grand

Excerpt from Saint Paul and the Northern Pacific Railway: Grand Opening, September 1883 With the coming of the second stage of development, when the post had grown into a town, it was just as naturally the source of supply and the most available point from which communication could be kept up with the cities of the West, then growinginto prominence, and with the larger seats of commerce in the East. The old line of carts, which once came down from the Red River valley by the route now traversed by the St. Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba railroad, was the precursor of the great commercial arteries which were one day to pour their wealth into the heart of St. Paul, thence to be borne to the world's markets; while the return supplies carried back to the pioneers in the wilderness, were the first fruits of the wholesale trade 'which new taxes both enterprise and capital to satisfy its requirements. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfectio...

  • ASIN: 1390918122

Saint Paul and the Northern Pacific Railway: Grand Opening, September 1883 (Classic Reprint)

Saint Paul and the Northern Pacific Railway: Grand

Excerpt from Saint Paul and the Northern Pacific Railway: Grand Opening, September 1883 With the coming of the second stage of development, when the post had grown into a town, it was just as naturally the source of supply and the most available point from which communication could be kept up with the cities of the West, then growinginto prominence, and with the larger seats of commerce in the East. The old line of carts, which once came down from the Red River valley by the route now traversed by the St. Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba railroad, was the precursor of the great commercial arteries which were one day to pour their wealth into the heart of St. Paul, thence to be borne to the world's markets; while the return supplies carried back to the pioneers in the wilderness, were the first fruits of the wholesale trade 'which new taxes both enterprise and capital to satisfy its requirements. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfectio...

  • ASIN: 1391302672
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