This third title by noted rail photographer and historian, Jim Shaw, features an in depth look at the many short lines operated in the Inter-mountain West; Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado between the 1950s and present.
There are forty-four short lines presented by geographical locations. Each is presented with a brief history and the many vivid color and crisp black and white photographs are comprehensively captioned. There have been many days and long hours spent searching for, chasing and photographing these elusive short line operations. Many operate only once a day or even a couple of days per week - not the easiest train chasing! In this title the author presents a great look at these historic and colorful short line railroads.
Four Ways West Publications, hardcover, 230 pages, 8.5 x 11 x .5, color and b&w photographs and illustrations.