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

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

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

Northern Pacific Railroad & Yellowstone National Park

Northern Pacific Railroad & Yellowstone National

This is an account of the Northern Pacific Railroad and its influence on the early days of Yellowstone National Park. The book is 82 pages of history and a collection of NP ads promoting the park. The book has building blueprints of the Gardiner MT RR Station by Robert Reamer and the Livingston MT 1901 Station designed by Reed and Stem Architects.

  • ASIN: 0966812131

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

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

The Northern Pacific: Main Street of the Northwest,

Regional US history.

  • ASIN: 0875645046

NP (Northern Pacific) Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment

NP (Northern Pacific) Color Guide to Freight and

This book covers Northern Pacific Railway's freight, passenger and non-revenue rolling stock during the era of color photography. It shows the paint and lettering schemes used on NP equipment from the 1940s through the 1970s. In looking at the evolving color schemes, the book also explores the NP's fleet of equipment, discussing when and why it was acquired and where and how it was used. 128 pages.

  • ASIN: 1878887491

Wall-Color 9 x 12 Metal Sign - 1912 Northern Pacific Railroad Route to Yellowstone - Vintage Look Reproduction

Wall-Color 9 x 12 Metal Sign - 1912

MADE IN THE USA of sturdy and durable aluminum, this 9-inch by 12-inch (9" x 12") metal sign gives the effect of aging with simulated rusted edges and scratched and faded paint. It has smooth rounded corners and includes pre-drilled mounting holes. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use, this sign is weatherproof and won't fade in the sun for many years. Our individually handcrafted signs are perfect for kitchens, bathrooms, doors, garages, man caves, cubicle walls -- any place you'd like smaller, very unique signs. Note: While these signs may appear to have raised letters, textured rust or embossing, they are actually perfectly flat. These are images that are baked onto a metal sign. The texturing or embossing may look real, but these signs are completely flat and not textured.

  • Color: Rusty
  • Brand: Wall-Color
  • ASIN: B06XDTK9HH

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

Wheat Country Railroad: The Northern Pacific's Spokane &

Recognizing the profit potential, East Coast financial interests, as well as powerful Portland and Puget Sound players battled for economic supremacy on the Palouse. Initially as partners and later as opponents, the Oregon Railway & Navigation Co., Union Pacific, and Northern Pacific Railroad laid rail, invested capital, speculated, and built a remarkable infrastructure that included the Columbia and Palouse Railroad and the competing Spokane & Palouse Railway. Their intense rivalry played a critical role in eastern Washington and northwest Idaho's agricultural and population growth. Based on internal railroad correspondence and documents, and contemporary publications and newspapers, "Wheat Country Railroad" offers the most comprehensive and detailed study ever compiled of the area's late 19th and early 20th century railroading, presenting a unique reference work on railroads in the West and nation during the Gilded Age and beyond.

  • ASIN: 087422361X

Northwest Passage: Twenty-Five Years of the Burlington Northern in the Pacific Northwest

Northwest Passage: Twenty-Five Years of the Burlington Northern

Oversize 9x11.5" horizontal formnat, cloth with dust jacket. The Burlington Northern era in the Northwest lasted 25 years. Here's the story in stunning pictures, covering the time from the BN merger to the BNSF merger. An ideal modeler's reference too. 160pp, 200+ full-color photos and maps.

  • ASIN: 0945434405

Northern Pacific Railway Photo Archive

Northern Pacific Railway Photo

“All aboard the streamlined, Vista-Dome North Coast Limited leaving on Track 1 for Minnesota’s Lake Region, the vast prairies of North Dakota, Montana’s magnificent Rockies, Idaho’s lakes and forests, the Inland Empire of Spokane to Puget Sound country, and the great seaports of Seattle-Tacoma and Portland.” The Northern Pacific was always a progressive leader in railroading, and was the first to offer sleeping and dining car service from St. Paul to the Pacific Northwest. Covering the 30s through the '60s, this book's outstanding vintage photography highlights the North Coast Limited (the finest passenger train in North America), the faster Vista-Dome passenger trains, NP's team and diesel locomotives, and NP's Freight cars, Maintenance-of-way and Cabooses.

  • Brand: Brand: Iconografix
  • ASIN: 1583881867

Wonderland; or Alaska and the Inside Passage With a Description of the Country Traversed by the Northern Pacific Railroad

Wonderland; or Alaska and the Inside Passage With

  • ASIN: B0058KR19A

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

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

HTFDS Montana Northern Pacific Railroad Vintage Look Reproduction

This tin sign vintage decorative painting is manufactured with folded edges for safety and stability. It is suitable for many places, such as bar, cafe, dining room, billiard house, hotel, club wall decoration, creating contracted but fashionable atmosphere.

  • Color: R592
  • Brand: HTFDS
  • ASIN: B07KNJLRZZ

The Iron Feather A Corporate History Of The Western Pacific and Sacramento Northern Railroads

The Iron Feather A Corporate History Of The

By Jeff S. Asay. Cloth with dust jacket, 8.5x11", 512 glossy pages, 450 photos, 80 maps and graphics. 2018. "The Western Pacific Railroad, from its inception in 1903 until the Union Pacific takeover in late 1982, was always fending off one crisis or another, managing to remain independent through luck and clever financial maneuvering. "Today, much of the WP has been abandoned and some has been sold, but the original Bogue main line from the Bay Area to Salt Lake City remains intact and in operation. This book also relates the parallel story of the Sacramento Northern Railway, an electric interurban that Alvin Krech acquired for the WP in the 1920s for its freight traffic base. Sacramento Northern suffered the same precarious ride as its parent company, and was finally merged into Union Pacific along with the Western Pacific."

  • ASIN: 0692183957

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

A Journey Through Wonderland: Or the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, With a Description of the Country Traversed By the Northern Pacific Railroad (Classic Reprint)

A Journey Through Wonderland: Or the Pacific Northwest

Journey Through Wonderland. I pity the man who can travel from Dan to Beersheba, and cry, Tis all barren 1L aurence Sterne. Twas the merest chance that took me westward. I had never previously been 500 miles from New York except, of course, toE urope. Everyone goes toE urope. The chance that made me journey westward was a business one; but other than business reasons made me glad to go. If you ever get an ache of the heart, said a young Frenchman whom I once met, take a long journey. Visit the Indian Ocean, for instance. There, wrapped in a pajama, one lies on deck at night, watching the swaying of the masthead and the twinkling of the stars the languorous stars of those latitudes. Time, space, and peace are all there is left of life, and the bitterness and weariness melt away from one, and seem to become a part of the mists in the blue distance. Take my word for it, there is nothing like a voyage on some solitary sea to cure the heartache. Thus, when it came about that business took me toD uluth, toW innipeg, andS t. Paul, I concluded to go farther across the plains, the mountains, and to A laska. I substituted Alaska for the Indian seas. A laska, I confess, seemed a very long way off, for I had not, at that time, learned that distance is no actual quantity, but is determined on...

  • ASIN: B008LQRSBO

The History of the Northern Pacific Railroad

The History of the Northern Pacific

Well-done and very readable history of the Northern Pacific Railroad, from the push by Asa Whitney to construct a railroad to the Pacific through its construction and expansion over the years until its merger with the Great Northern. Illustrated with lovely line drawings and a few black and white photos. With bibliography and end papers showing system map. 289 pages.

  • ASIN: 0877702357

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

CafePress Northern Pacific 100% Cotton T-Shirt Red

CafePress Northern Pacific 100% Cotton T-Shirt

CafePress brings your passions to life with the perfect item for every occasion. With thousands of designs to choose from, you are certain to find the unique item you've been seeking. This standard fit short-sleeve t-shirt features a comfortable crew neck and quality construction, making it the perfect graphic tee gift for both men and women. The soft fabric looks as good as it feels, and this tee is durable for everyday wear. Our cute, funny, and unique designs are printed professionally, and make great novelty gifts for him or her, young or old. And with CafePress, your satisfaction is always our promise...buy with confidence, as we offer easy returns and exchanges and a 100% money back guarantee. CAFEPRESS DOES NOT OFFER PRODUCTS IN THE CATEGORIES OF ROBES, PAJAMAS OR LOUNGEWEAR INTENDED FOR USE BY INDIVIDUALS UNDER THE AGE OF 12. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED FOR SUCH USE.

  • Color: Red
  • Brand: CafePress
  • ASIN: B06X6MC8BS

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

Pacific Electric Railway: Northern Division

Pacific Electric Railway: Northern

88 pages, more than 170 photos and maps, featuring Alhambra-San Gabriel-Temple City Line, Monrovia-Glendora Line, Mount Lowe Line, Pasadena Local Lines, Pasadena Oak Knoll Line, Pasadena Short Line, Sierra Madre Line, Sierra Vista Line, and the South Pasadena Line.

  • Brand: Brand: Golden West Books
  • ASIN: 0870951173

Northern Pacific Railroad Porcelain Sign Railway Rail R&R Train Transportation

Northern Pacific Railroad Porcelain Sign Railway Rail R&R

Porcelain metal sign measures 9" in diameter

  • Brand: American Collectibles
  • ASIN: B0792M4G5W
  • UPC: 733153216102

The White Cascade: The Great Northern Railway Disaster and America's Deadliest Avalanche

The White Cascade: The Great Northern Railway Disaster

"Krist does wonders . . . [He] describes the frantic rescue efforts . . . and the malevolent, unending storm. In a thrilling, climactic chapter, he conjures forth the avalanche."―The New York TimesIn February 1910, a monstrous, record-breaking blizzard hit the Northwest. Nowhere was the danger more terrifying than near a tiny town called Wellington, perched high in the Cascade Mountains, where a desperate situation evolved: two trainloads of cold, hungry passengers and their crews found themselves marooned. For days, an army of the Great Northern Railroad's most dedicated men worked to rescue the trains, but just when escape seemed possible, the unthinkable occurred―a colossal avalanche tumbled down, sweeping the trains over the steep slope and down the mountainside. Centered on the astonishing spectacle of our nation's deadliest avalanche, The White Cascade is the masterfully told story of a never-before-documented tragedy.

  • ASIN: 0805083294

Bachmann Trains Northern Pacific Flat Car

Bachmann Trains Northern Pacific Flat

This is a brand new HO scale product.

  • Brand: Bachmann Trains
  • ASIN: B000BPLWCO
  • UPC: 065434689672

Nevada Northern Railway (Images of Rail)

Nevada Northern Railway (Images of

The Nevada Northern Railway is the sole survivor from a grand era when railroads served mines throughout the state. Built in 1905–1906 to develop the incredible copper deposits of the Nevada Consolidated Copper Company in White Pine County, it was―and still is―a workaday railroad. Although its primary purpose was to haul ore, it eventually served the community with a daily passenger train between East Ely and Cobre until 1941. Over 4.5 million people rode the trains, and a mountain of copper ore was moved. In 1983, the Nevada Northern Railway ceased operating, and two years later the entire ore line, including the railroad’s yard and shop facilities in East Ely, was donated to the White Pine Historical Railroad Foundation that now operates the railway as a museum. Instead of relics in glass cases or repainted old equipment on static display, the museum preserves a working steam railroad, delighting train enthusiasts year-round with passenger service and special seasonal excursions.

  • Brand: Brand: Arcadia Publishing
  • ASIN: 0738574759

Burlington Northern Railroad Locomotives 1970-1996

Burlington Northern Railroad Locomotives

This comprehensive reference book is a complete all-time history of the BN diesel fleet including dispositions for every locomotive. Included is complete technical data and diagrams for every model based on BN diagram books and GE and EMD documents. Each model is represented by one or more black and white photos. The author traces the origin of the BN renumbering plan back to 1965 showing the original locomotive renumbering plan and its evolution, including the logic behind the numbering of the F-units. Invaluable reference work for historians of the BN, the Great Northern, the Northern Pacific, the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, the Spokane, Portland & Seattle, the Colorado & Southern, the Pacific Coast, the St. Louis-San Francisco and the Ft. Worth & Dallas who want to trace the fleets and what became of them. With rosters. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos. 232 pages.

  • ASIN: B0006R79H4

Jay Cooke's Gamble: The Northern Pacific Railroad, the Sioux, and the Panic of 1873 1St edition by Lubetkin, M. John (2006) Hardcover

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

  • ASIN: B010CLMYDC

Northern Pacific views: The railroad photography of F. Jay Haynes, 1876-1905 by Edward W Nolan (1983-05-03)

Northern Pacific views: The railroad photography of F.

F. Jay Haynes [1853-1921] was certainly Fargo's most famous photographer. Haynes was the official photographer of the Northern Pacific Railroad and traveled throughout the northwest taking promotional photographs for the railroad. Many of the early stereoviews of Fargo and the Bonanza farms on this site were taken by Haynes. Haynes even had his own railroad car, called Haynes Studio from 1885-1905. He is remembered in the history of photography primarily for his many early photographs of Yellowstone National Park.

  • Brand: Brand: Montana Historical Society Press
  • ASIN: 091729811X

Gateway to the Northern Plains: Railroads and the Birth of Fargo and Moorhead

Gateway to the Northern Plains: Railroads and the

In the 1860s, land speculators in Minnesota and the Dakota Territory expected that a great city would rise where the railroad crossed the Red River of the North. In 1872, after the Northern Pacific Railroad laid its first tracks across the river, it brought settlers, capital, and access to Eastern markets and gave birth to the twin cities of Moorhead and Fargo.Historian Carroll Engelhardt’s Gateway to the Northern Plains chronicles the story of Fargo and Moorhead’s birth and growth. Once just specks on the vast landscape of the Northern Plains, these twin cities prospered, teeming with their own dynamic culture, economy, and politics. Moorhead was the first, boosted by railroad manager Thomas Hawley Canfield, who touted it as superior to Fargo. Amid disputes and deals with entrepreneurs, the railroad company provided land for public schools and churches to speed the refinement of the settlement. Despite Moorhead’s earlier start, Northern Pacific Railway chose Fargo as its headquarters, and it became the “Gateway City” to North Dakota. Development in the cities was not always harmonious. As the population increased, so did the pressure to conform to middle-class values. Residents joined together to create community churches and schools, clashing with migratory harvest wo...

  • Brand: Brand: Univ Of Minnesota Press
  • ASIN: 0816649561

Magnet 1920s Visit Montana Northern Pacific Railroad Vintage Style Travel PosteMagnet Vinyl Magnetic Sheet for Lockers, Cars, Signs, Refrigerator 5"

Magnet 1920s Visit Montana Northern Pacific Railroad Vintage

Magnets are printed in high resolution to capture every detail of the image. We make our Magnets with premium .30 mil vinyl to withstand exposure to wind, rain and sunlight. The Magnets are coated with a protective UV laminate that makes them super durable and resistant to fading, tearing, and water. Depending on conditions, our Magnets are fade resistant for 3 to 5 years. Our Magnets will stick on just about any flat metal surface. Magnets are a great alternative to stickers as they are reuseable and can be moved easily.

  • Brand: Digi Magnets
  • ASIN: B07LG3SV8T

The Saint Paul & Pacific Railroad: An Empire in the Making, 1862-1879

The Saint Paul & Pacific Railroad: An Empire

Beginning in 1862 as a small carrier connecting St. Paul and Minneapolis with outlying towns, the Saint Paul & Pacific Railroad became the foundation of the vast rail system that would open the entire Northwest. As a pioneering line in virgin territory, it played a vital role in the early development of Minnesota's economy. When railroad tycoon James J. Hill took over the troubled company in 1879, its tracks were extended into westward lines that eventually, as the Great Northern Railway, reached the Pacific Ocean. Written by leading railroad historian Augustus J. Veenendaal Jr. this finely researched book examines the growth of the fledgling Saint Paul & Pacific as it struggled to lay track, meet the schedule, and make the payroll. The railway's leaders and workers took risks of injury and ruin during these years on the frontier, when everything except hardship was in short supply. Veenendaal devotes an entire chapter to the accidents and disasters that befell the new enterprise, including deadly collisions and derailments. He also chronicles triumphs, such as the use of the Miller coupler and the refurbishment of the famed Wm. Crooks, a 4-4-0 woodburning engine that was the first locomotive in Minnesota. Veenendaal reveals the strategic importance of foreign investment in Ameri...

  • Brand: Brand: Northern Illinois University Press
  • ASIN: 0875802524

CafePress - Northern Pacific Large Mug - Coffee Mug, Large 15 oz. White Coffee Cup

CafePress - Northern Pacific Large Mug - Coffee

CafePress brings your passions to life with the perfect item for every occasion. With thousands of designs to choose from, you are certain to find the unique item you've been seeking. This coffee mug is the perfect drinkware companion. The smooth white ceramic and easy-grip handle feels great in your hand as you sip your morning brew or afternoon tea. Use it at home or in the office as a pen holder, displaying the funny or cute design. The design is professionally printed, making it the perfect novelty gift for both men and women, young or old. And taking care of this coffee mug is a cinch, as it can be used in the dishwasher or microwave. And with CafePress, your satisfaction is always our promise...buy with confidence, as we offer easy returns and exchanges and a 100% money back guarantee.

  • Color: White/Black Inside
  • Brand: CafePress
  • ASIN: B071X9MZ92

Wilkeson's Notes on Puget Sound: Being Extracts From Notes by Samuel Wilkeson on a Reconnoissance of the Proposed Route of the Northern Pacific Railroad Made in the Summer of 1869 (Classic Reprint)

Wilkeson's Notes on Puget Sound: Being Extracts From

Excerpt from Wilkeson's Notes on Puget Sound: Being Extracts From Notes by Samuel Wilkeson on a Reconnoissance of the Proposed Route of the Northern Pacific Railroad Made in the Summer of 1869Mr. M. H. Frost, member of the Washington Territorial Legislature from Snohomish county, in a letter upon the products of his district now before me, says The amount of timber per acre differs very much, varying from fifty thousand to two hundred thousand feet per acre of fir. The cedar timber remaining will yield from twenty thousand to sixty thousand feet per acre. It is superior to the best of pine for shingles, tubs, and pails, and only inferior to it for doors, sash, blinds, and finishing lumber. I think it safe to estimate the vacant land in Snohomish county at acres, that will yield eighty thousand feet per acre, leaving the farming lands on the river-bottoms out of the ques tion. I do not include in this estimate the mountainous portion of the county, which in many places is clothed with a heavy growth of fir and cedar, which in time will be brought down the rivers.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-th...

  • ASIN: 0282894179

North Coast Limited Bozeman Pass to the Mississippi River by Northern Pacific

North Coast Limited Bozeman Pass to the Mississippi

Here is the story of the Northern Pacific's flagship train, the North Coast Limited, between Bozeman, Montana, the Mississippi River and finally Chicago Union Station. You're on board and trackside for two round trips in summer between Bozeman and Livingston. Climb the west slope in winter and see big steam (4-6-6-4's and 2-8-8-4's) on the east slope. These steamers crawl between round house, coal tipple and water plug, then hammer at the 1.8% grade to Bozeman Summit. There is a side trip to Yellowstone Park and around the Gardiner Loop in steam.We follow the Yellowstone River for 340 miles through the heart of Montana cattle country and then into the Badlands. Eastbound the North Coast Limited covered the next 660 miles to St Paul in darkness for most of the year. Scenes of the Mainstreeter are used to illustrate parts of this segment. From St Paul the North Coast sped 330 miles beneath the palisades that hold the Mississippi between its banks. We get to see the train on a bright spring day as it runs along the Mississippi. This extraordinary journey ends at Chicago's Union Station.

  • ASIN: B01GUP8SPM
  • UPC: 757402595589

Railroads of Nevada and Eastern California, Vol. 1: The Northern Roads

Railroads of Nevada and Eastern California, Vol. 1:

Valuable as these volumes are in relation to railroad operations in Nevada and California, their usefulness as authoritative reference sources embraces a much broader scope. Railroads of Nevada and Eastern California is as much a history of the region as it is a study of the railroads. The principal mines and mills and their production are scrupulously detailed, together with the personalities who created them.A map has been provided in Volume I to orient the reader to the locales described. It is an accurate and reliable travel aid for readers who choose to wander the region’s historic railroad routes.In this volume, Myrick begins his history with coverage of the sprawling network of the northern railroads, including the Austin City Railway, Mid-Pacific Railroad, Nevada-California-Oregon Railway, and Sierra Nevada Wood and Lumber Company.

  • Brand: Brand: University of Nevada Press
  • ASIN: 0874171938

Washington & Old Dominion Railroad (Images of Rail)

Washington & Old Dominion Railroad (Images of

The Alexandria, Loudoun & Hampshire Railroad laid track from Alexandria through Fairfax County and into Loudoun County towards the coalfields of West Virginia. In 1900, the Southern Railway, which had taken over the line, extended the railroad into Bluemont on the east side of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Washington & Old Dominion Railway leased the Southern Railway’s line in 1912, went into receivership in 1932, and was reorganized into the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad in 1935. The employees excavated the roadbed by hand, built stations and electric locomotives, reconfigured passenger cars, replaced diesel motors, and rebuilt bridges. Eventually, public roads and a lack of shipping and receiving industries forced the railroad into abandonment. Through old photographs, Washington & Old Dominion Railroad explores the efforts that went into building, operating, and maintaining the railroad whose right-of-way has now become the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority’s Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park.

  • Brand: Brand: Arcadia Publishing
  • ASIN: 0738597929

Western Rodeo Parade - Northern Pacific Railroad - Indian Chief, Cowboys - Vintage World Travel Poster by Edward Brewer c.1935 - Fine Art Print - 11in x 14in

Western Rodeo Parade - Northern Pacific Railroad -

Enjoy a taste of the Golden Age of Travel with these beautiful Fine Art Prints by Pacifica Island Art. This print will look wonderful framed in the home, office or restaurant and is perfect for the Travel Poster art collector. EDWARD V. BREWER (1883 - 1971) Illustrator and Portrait Painter of St. Paul was Minnesota's answer to famed illustrator Norman Rockwell. From 1911 until 1926 Brewer created the enormously popular full page Cream of Wheat advertisements that appeared monthly in dozens of national magazines. In total, he is credited with 102 ads for Cream of Wheat. In the 1930s, Brewer persuaded the Northern Pacific Railroad to pay for transportation and lodging for his family in exchange for painting scenes along the way. One of his subjects was Yellowstone Park with images of Old Faithful geyser. The folksy ads for the Minneapolis company have become collector's items. And Brewer's reputation as an illustrator has been given a fresh coat of polish.

  • Brand: Pacifica Island Art
  • ASIN: B079B8254D

Interurban Railways of the Bay Area: Interurban Electric / Key System / Market Street Railway / Peninsular Railway / Northwestern Pacific / Petaluma & Santa Rosa / Sacramento Northern

Interurban Railways of the Bay Area: Interurban

Fascinating history of the numerous electric street railways (interurbans) that once criss-crossed northern California and the San Francisco Bay area. Covers the Interurban Electric Railway (the Big Red Cars), the Key System, the Market Street Railway, the Northwestern Pacific Railroad, the Peninsular Railway, the Petaluma & Santa Rosa Railroad, the Sacramento Northern, and the San Francisco, Napa & Calistoga Railway. There is a roster and map for each railroad line. The book also discusses the Bay area ferry lines (with rosters), smaller streetcar lines, and the "what ifs?" represented by BART. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos. With list of car builders and ferryboat builders. 199 pages with index.

  • Brand: Brand: Valley Publishers
  • ASIN: 0913548472
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