Great Northern Railway, The A Pictorial Study by Charles & Dorothy Wood DJ
Great Northern Railway, The A Pictorial Study by Charles & Dorothy Wood DJ
Great Northern Railway, The A Pictorial Study by Charles & Dorothy Wood DJ
Great Northern Railway, The A Pictorial Study by Charles & Dorothy Wood DJ
Great Northern Railway, The A Pictorial Study by Charles & Dorothy Wood DJ

Great Northern Railway, The A Pictorial Study by Charles & Dorothy Wood DJ

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Great Northern Railway, The A Pictorial Study by Charles & Dorothy Wood DJ
 
The Great Northern Railway A Pictorial Study by Charles & Dorothy Wood  Hard cover with Dust Jacket Copyright 1979.   560 pages Indexed.
Of all America's transcontinental railroads, none was more colorful than the Great Northern. Today, more than eight years after its merger into the sprawling Burlington Northern system, the "Big C" is still fondly remembered by railfans and model builders alike ... and there is much to remember! The steam locomotives with their green jacketed boilers, the huge "Goat" heralds that adorned tender sides and rolling stock, the bright vermillion cabooses and the beautiful orange and green paint scheme that typified the streamline era are just a few of the GN's never-to-be-forgotten trademarks.
The Great Northern was the brain child of James I. Hill, a man considered to be the arch-typical railroad tycoon of the late 19th century. Hill was a larger than-life figure whose mere presence inspired respect. awe and fear! Even today, while viewing his photographs, one gets the impression that he is about to leap out of the picture and grab hold of the viewer. He tolerated nonsense from I no one and pushed the railroad west against all odds . . . and without the benefit of government land grants. His dynamic energy helped the Great Northern grow through its difficult early years.
Authors Charles & Dorothy Wood have tackled the writing of this book with the same determination and energy as its founder. Ever since the success of their early book on the road, "Lines West", the Woods have wanted to do an expanded version, one which would do further justice to this great railroad.
Over seven years were spent in research and included trips to libraries, historical societies; interviewing former GN employees and current personnel of the BN, as well as corresponding with a large number of knowledgeable GN fans.

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