John W. Barriger III was a well-know and popular railroad official who also was a 'railroad buff' or 'railfan'. He took many photographs in his travels and this title includes photographs he had taken of the Milwaukee Road's Pacific Extension. Also included are photographs from company files and governement files. These photographs were taken in Black & White as color film was not yet available or too new to be used for archival records.
Most pages include one B&W photograph with an extensive caption. The locations photographed begin in the Pacific Northwest and end in Aberdeen, South Dakota.
Contents:Index of Images by Location, pp. 3;Foreword by John W. Barriger IV, pg. 5;Introduction, pp. 6-8;John W. Barriger III, pg. 9-14;The Reconstruction Finance Corporation, pp. 15-16;A Brief History of the Milwaukee Road, pp. 17-19;Milwaukee Road System Map, pp. 20-22;Electrification of the Pacific Extension, pp. 23-24;The Milwaukee Road's OLYMPIAN, pp. 25-26;The Barriger Photographs, pg. 27;Washington State, pp. 28-44;Idaho, pp. 45-55;Montana, pp. 56-89;North Dakota, pp. 90-91;South Dakota, pp. 92-105;Bibliography, pg. 106.
The Garbely Publishing Company, softcover, 112 pages, standard portrait book 8 x 10 in., B&W photographs with extensive captions and map.