It’s been more than twenty years since I released my first publication in a four-part series of 6”x9” booklets called “Running Extra.” First, was a 24-page booklet from 1999 on the largely unknown “Soo Line” branch terminating at Whitetail in northeastern Montana. I was raised in the Inland Empire of eastern Washington and therefore had the opportunity to photograph the Great Northern before the 1970 Burlington Northern merger, hence the second 28-page booklet traces the “Great Northern Railway - Kettle Falls Branch” from Hillyard thru Kettle Falls to Republic. In 2001, the third 28-page booklet, “Off the Beaten Pass- 30-Years in Marias Pass” focused on my life in the Montana Rockies highlighting Burlington Northern trains in nearly every location in the Pass from 1970 to 2000. Finally in 2002, my 28-page booklet "Livin' on the Hi-Line" in the series follows the Burlington Northern/Burlington Northern Santa Fe Hi-Line route from Browning to Snowden with a side trip up the Bainville – Plentywood/Scobey line.
The January 2023 release of this 68-page 8½
“Running Extra” anthology brings together material from the original four booklets:” x 11’ portrait size perfect bound book
Soo Line – Outlook Depot
Great Northern Railway’s Kettle Falls Branch
Off the Beaten Pass – 30-Years in Marias Pass
Livin’ on the Hi-Line
containing over 200 images with many of the original photographs
and dozens of new images from all four subjects.
For a limited time, and while the supply lasts, with the purchase of this book,
I will include a copy of one of the original booklets.
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