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DJ Rail Diary - Cover
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Dale Jones Rail Photo Rail Diary - Western Railroads - 1960s thru 1980s Cover

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DJ Rail Diary - Page 12
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DJ Rail Diary - Page 67
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Dale Jones Rail Diary - Western Railroads 1960s thru 1980s


This 92-page full-color 11 x 8.5 landscape format softcover
has over 170 photos, 120 of them featuring the GN line,
most of which have never been published before.
The book is a compilation of my photographs of Great Northern and Burlington Northern operations in Spokane's Inland Empire from the 1960s to 1980s, with occasional forays
around the Western United States prior to the 1990s.

 

In 1967, the Great Northern announced a new corporate
makeover to “Big Sky Blue.” It was the 1960s and bright colors were “in.” To me “Blue” was more interesting than NP “Black.”
Even today, the debate continues among railfans as to which
railroad had the “best” paint schemes, Northern Pacific or Great Northern. In any case, I became a Great Northern fan.
At first I wanted to record an image of every GN locomotive
I could find for modeling, but then as time marched on toward
the Burlington Northern merger, I felt the need to document everything Great Northern before it was gone.

 

On pages 58 and 59, trace the changes on the “Then and Now” Riverview/Fisher River. First scenes, without track prior
to opening of the Flathead Tunnel-Libby Dam Relocation
in 1970 and then later 30-years later with trains.

 

You’ll also see images of the very last Burlington Northern
train in Scotia Canyon before abandonment in April 1984.

 

Visit the last days of the Great Northern/Burlington Northern
grade above Riverside Park west of Fort Wright
before abandonment circa 1972.
 

Here’s what one reviewer states,
“What a great piece of work, I have given
your book a heads up with the GOAT [an online discussion] group

      Dale Jones Rail Photo Diary - Western Railroads  

  • Publisher : Railroads of Montana [December 12, 2020]

  • Language : English

  • Paperback - Perfect Bound : 92 pages

  • ISBN-13 : 978-1737230328

  • Autographed by author

  • Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.5 x 11.25 inches