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GN Kettle Falls Book - Cover
GN Kettle Falls Book - Cover

Great Northern Railway - Kettle Falls, WA Branch Spokane to Chewelah Book - Cover

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GN Kettle Falls Book - Cover
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GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY'S KETTLE FALLS BRANCH

The Great Northern Railway’s Kettle Falls Branch –
Spokane to Chewelah
 book is a 166-page 8½” x 11” portrait
format softcover book containing over 235 B&W,
50 maps, a comprehensive bibliography, employee interviews, reference section and index.

First released in 2010, the first edition of this book was available
only in a DVD book landscape format, it was inconvenient for research; this 2021 edition has been reformatted into a portrait size softcover book. Despite the ten years since first released,
history has not altered, but current rail operations
may have changed since the year 2009 - in fact, those
operations are now considered “history."
 

This 100-mile rail line ran north from Spokane first built to the Columbia River at Marcus to tap into the lucrative mining districts near the Washington/British Columbia borders.
Through time and circumstance, the terminus at Marcus
was changed to Kettle Falls where two separate rail lines left basically east and west of Kettle Falls to Nelson
and Grand Forks, British Columbia. As the northeastern Washington area grew in population, so did the diversity of commodities change. Mining still played a key role in traffic shipments, but they also started to include many non-precious minerals which to this day are the backbone of freight business.
Not to be forgotten, as with anywhere in the Pacific Northwest, timber is a major player - as on the Kettle Falls line in the past
and today. Not so well known was the booming
tourist business that in the early part of the twentieth Century
drew Spokane residents to Loon Lake. All these aspects of the Kettle Falls Branch will be covered in this publication.  
  

Find out on page 54  “Who Stole Denison?”

     Great Northern Railway - Kettle Falls Branch 

  • Publisher : Railroads of Montana [February 10, 2021]

  • Language : English

  • Paperback - Perfect Bound : 166 pages

  • ISBN-13 : 978-1737230335

  • Autographed by author

  • Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.78 x 11.25 inches