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Snowsheds and Train Orders


This 132-page 11 x 8.5 landscape B&W format softcover book
has over 150 photos, featuring line side action at all ten
Marias Pass snowsheds. Included are details of snowshed construction and an atlas of avalanche history at every snowshed.
There are four in depth studies of the following events:
First, of the deadly March 4, 1929 avalanche at Snowshed #6,
next, the story of the mysterious Highgate/Singleshot connection;
the February 29, 1956 snowslide at Snowshed #10.7
and the after effects of the June 1964 Flood.


I lived at Essex for a few years in the mid-1980s
and was able to document first hand daily operations in Marias Pass. The Essex station was vacant at that time, 
so I was able to rummage through the attic and retrieve

a number of train orders and line-ups from the 1950s and 1960s.
In the collection of documents reproduced is a "Form 237"
from February 1966. This "Station Train Movement and Train Order Transfer Record" lists  every train that went thru Essex during the winter month of February 1966.

Find out when the Empire Builder was headed up with General Electric U25B's. In the "Telegrams" section, read about
the Shoo-fly built around newly completed Tunnel 3.9.

This book will be welcome addition to your Great Northern, Burlington Northern or Marias Pass/Glacier National Park library.  

      Snowsheds and Train Orders - Marias Pass Operations

  • Publisher : Railroads of Montana [March 31, 2021]

  • Language : English

  • Paperback - Perfect Bound : 132 pages

  • ISBN-10 : 1737230305

  • ISBN-13 : 978-1737230304

  • Autographed by author

  • Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.78 x 11.25 inches

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