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The Great Northern Railway Through Time, by Dale Peterka

Board the Great Northern for a tour of the American Northwest―the last American frontier―from St. Paul, Minnesota, to Seattle, Washington.  The Great Northern opened up the Dakotas, Montana, Idaho, the dramatic Cascade Mountains of Washington and the Continental Divide at Marias Pass.  It was intended to be a freight-­hauling road, but tourists riding on the GN’s premier passenger train, The Empire Builder, were delighted by the prairie, farmlands, mountains, the Big Sky Country, and Glacier National Park.  The G.N.’s reputation grew.  Today, Amtrak’s Empire Builder traverses the same territory.  The Great Northern Railway Through Time presents photos taken over the course of 75 years by photographers of the era.  The author provides photo captions pointing out features that have changed over the years and those that have ​stayed the same.  The early photos are fresh―never before published.  The more recent shots were made by 20 of America’s finest rail enthusiast photographers.

Softcover, 6.5 x 9.25, 96 pgs., 200 color images

The Great Northern Railway Through Time, by Dale Peterka

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