This beautiful book features an all-color tour of the entire Northern Pacific system from the Great Lakes to the Pacific Northwest. Steam locomotives, black and gold freight diesels, and the two-tone green North Coast Limited are all here. Since this is an all-color book, and since color photography did not become common until the 1950s, this book covers the last 25 years of the Northern Pacific's existence.
Beautiful scenery, well-maintained depots and facilities, color maps and large photographs make this a wonderful book. Chapters are arraigned based on NP's divisional alignment in 1953.
Ch. 1. Lake Superior Division, pp. 8-17;
Ch. 2: Saint Paul Division, pp. 18-33;
Ch. 3: Fargo Division, pp. 34-41;
Ch. 4: Yellowstone Division, pp. 42-55;
Ch.5. Rocky Mountain Division, pp. 56-101;
Ch. 6: Idaho Division, pp. 102-129;
Ch. 7: Tacoma Division, pp. 130-175;
Index of Photographers, pg. 176.
Hundman Publishing, hardcover with jacket, 176 pages, 12 x 9 x 1 in.; album format with 264 stunning Color photographs and nine detailed color maps.