Jay Cooke's Gamble: The Northern Pacific Railroad, the Sioux, and the Panic of 1873

Jay Cooke's Gamble: The Northern Pacific Railroad, the

In 1869, Jay Cooke, the brilliant but idiosyncratic American banker, decided to finance the Northern Pacific, a transcontinental railroad planned from Duluth, Minnesota, to Seattle. M. John Lubetkin tells how Cooke’s gamble reignited war with the Sioux, rescued George Armstrong Custer from obscurity, created Yellowstone Park, pushed frontier settlement four hundred miles westward, and triggered the Panic of 1873. Staking his reputation and wealth on the Northern Pacific, Cooke was soon whipsawed by the railroad’s mismanagement, questionable contracts, and construction problems. Financier J. P. Morgan undermined him, and the Crédit Mobilier scandal ended congressional support. When railroad surveyors and army escorts ignored Sioux chief Sitting Bull’s warning not to enter the Yellowstone Valley, Indian attacks—combined with alcoholic commanders—led to embarrassing setbacks on the field, in the nation’s press, and among investors. Lubetkin’s suspenseful narrative describes events played out from Wall Street to the Yellowstone and vividly portrays the soldiers, engineers, businessmen, politicians, and Native Americans who tried to build or block the Northern Pacific.

  • ASIN: 0806144688

Northern Pacific Railway: Supersteam Era, 1925-1945

Northern Pacific Railway: Supersteam Era,

This book tells the fascinating story of the development of Northern Pacific's most powerful and advanced steam locomotives. Motive power such as the trend-setting 4-8-4's, and the powerful 2-8-8-4 and 4-6-6-4 locomotives. With vast reserves of low-cost coal along its lines, it was only natural the road did not grap onto dieselization immediately. Northern Pacific Diesel Era is a sequal to this volume.

  • Brand: Brand: Golden West Books
  • ASIN: 0870950924

History of the Northern Pacific Railroad (1883)

History of the Northern Pacific Railroad

Eugene Virgil Smalley (1841 - 1899) was a Civil War soldier, journalist, and historian. The Century Magazine commissioned him in 1882 to write a series of articles after taking a journey through the northern states from the Great Lakes to the Pacific. Following this he became the author of a History of the Northern Pacific Railroad, in 1883.The Northern Pacific Railway was a transcontinental railroad that operated across the northern tier of the western United States from Minnesota to the Pacific Coast. It was approved by Congress in 1864 and given nearly 40 million acres (160,000 km2) of land grants, which it used to raise money in Europe for construction. Construction began in 1870 and the main line opened all the way from the Great Lakes to the Pacific when former president Ulysses S. Grant drove in the final "golden spike" in western Montana on Sept. 8, 1883. The railroad had about 6800 miles of track and served a large area, including extensive trackage in the states of Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin. "A history of the Northern Pacific enterprise," says Mr. Smalley, "should be the history of a national movement to find an outlet to the western sea. No other railroad enterprise ever enlisted among its stockholders so numerous and w...

  • ASIN: B0154X9M9M

Northern Pacific Railway Photo Archive

Northern Pacific Railway Photo

“All aboard the streamlined, Vista-Dome North Coast Limited leaving on Track 1 for Minnesota’s Lake Region, the vast prairies of North Dakota, Montana’s magnificent Rockies, Idaho’s lakes and forests, the Inland Empire of Spokane to Puget Sound country, and the great seaports of Seattle-Tacoma and Portland.” The Northern Pacific was always a progressive leader in railroading, and was the first to offer sleeping and dining car service from St. Paul to the Pacific Northwest. Covering the 30s through the '60s, this book's outstanding vintage photography highlights the North Coast Limited (the finest passenger train in North America), the faster Vista-Dome passenger trains, NP's team and diesel locomotives, and NP's Freight cars, Maintenance-of-way and Cabooses.

  • Brand: Brand: Iconografix
  • ASIN: 1583881867

The Northern Pacific: Main Street of the Northwest, A Pictorial History

The Northern Pacific: Main Street of the Northwest,

Regional US history.

  • ASIN: 0875645046

The Northern Pacific

The Northern

This beautiful new book features an all-color tour of the entire Northern Pacific system from the Great Lakes to the Pacific Northwest. Steam, black and gold freight diesels, and the two-tone green North Coast Limited are all here in 176 pages, 12 x 9 inch album format with 264 stunning color photographs and nine detailed full color maps. Clothbound with color dust jacket; one of Hundman's series of beautiful all color epics including DIXIE LINES, NORTHWEST PASSAGE, SP OREGON.

  • ASIN: 0945434677

The Rusty Dusty: Great Northern's Wenatcheeƒ‚‚"ƒ‚‚€ƒ&# Branch

The Rusty Dusty: Great Northern's Wenatcheeƒ‚‚"ƒ‚‚€ƒ&#

"The Rusty Dusty" summarizes the development of the Great Northern Railway in Washington State, emphasizing the Wenatcheeƒ‚‚"ƒ‚‚€ƒ‚‚"Oroville route, their last significant branch there. The line brought modern mechanized transportation to eastern Chelan and Okanogan Counties, shipping ten thousand carloads of fruit to national markets in its best years. The volume also outlines Great Northern President James J. Hill's support of Wenatchee Valley irrigation projects.

  • ASIN: 0996122524

Northern Pacific Railroad & Yellowstone National Park

Northern Pacific Railroad & Yellowstone National

This is an account of the Northern Pacific Railroad and its influence on the early days of Yellowstone National Park. The book is 82 pages of history and a collection of NP ads promoting the park. The book has building blueprints of the Gardiner MT RR Station by Robert Reamer and the Livingston MT 1901 Station designed by Reed and Stem Architects.

  • ASIN: 0966812131

Eye of the Explorer: Views of the Northern Pacific Railroad Survey 1853-54

Eye of the Explorer: Views of the Northern

In the 1850s, Congress authorized and funded five railroad surveys to determine the most practical route for a transcontinental railroad through the western frontier. The northernmost survey, headed by Maj. Isaac Stevens, was the most successful, both scientifically and geographically. Along with the data assembled by numerous scientists and surveyors was the work of two artists, John Mix Stanley and Gustavus Sohon. Their illustrations graphically documented the physical and cultural geography of the northern Great Plains and Pacific Northwest, with a particular eye for Native American life. Eye of the Explorer: Views of the Northern Pacific Railroad Survey reproduces all seventy of the lithographs that appeared with Stevens’s final congressional report, published in 1860, as well as twelve of the lovely watercolor images from which the final prints were prepared.These views depict landscapes of undisturbed wilderness, scenes from the explorers’ journey, and glimpses of settlements in the initial throes of development. The accompanying text tells the story of the survey party’s adventures, struggles, and day-to-day activities, and describes each image’s historical, geographical, and geological importance. Liberally scattered throughout are quotations from the report. Doze...

  • ASIN: 0878425608

Northern Pacific Railway: Diesel Era, 1945-1970

Northern Pacific Railway: Diesel Era,

8 1/2 x 11 - Hardbound, 300 pages, 320 illustrations, color plates, rosters, bibliography, and index. The Northern Pacific Railway entered the diesel era with a large fleet of modern steam locomotives, but gradually and then more rapidly, made the transition to diesel-electric motive power. Covering in detail, all of the road's diesels - the first generation switchers, the early road units, and the postwar road- switchers. The more powerful and technologically advanced second-generation units such as U25C, the U28C, the SD-45, and the U33C units are presented."

  • Brand: Brand: Golden West Books
  • ASIN: 0870951025

Wheat Country Railroad: The Northern Pacific's Spokane & Palouse and Competitors

Wheat Country Railroad: The Northern Pacific's Spokane &

"A detailed history and reference work concerning railroads south of Spokane, Washington, and north of the Snake River."--Provided by publisher.

  • ASIN: 087422361X

NP (Northern Pacific) Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment

NP (Northern Pacific) Color Guide to Freight and

This book covers Northern Pacific Railway's freight, passenger and non-revenue rolling stock during the era of color photography. It shows the paint and lettering schemes used on NP equipment from the 1940s through the 1970s. In looking at the evolving color schemes, the book also explores the NP's fleet of equipment, discussing when and why it was acquired and where and how it was used. 128 pages.

  • ASIN: 1878887491

The Vista-Dome North Coast Limited: The Story of the Northern Pacific Railway's Famous Domeliner

The Vista-Dome North Coast Limited: The Story of

Now a commercial airline pilot, Kuebler first formed an interest in transportation during his boyhood in Fargo, North Dakota, headquarters of the Northern Pacific's (NP) Fargo Division, where he spent his free time around the NP depot getting to know the trains and their crews. An active member of the Northern Pacific Railway Historical Association for some 25 years, he provides rail fans, historians, and modelers with a detailed history of the dome-bedecked streamliner operating on the NP line between Chicago and Seattle from 1954 to 1970. Illustrated throughout with b&w and color photographs. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

  • ASIN: 1931064067

The Iron Feather A Corporate History Of The Western Pacific and Sacramento Northern Railroads

The Iron Feather A Corporate History Of The

By Jeff S. Asay. Cloth with dust jacket, 8.5x11", 512 glossy pages, 450 photos, 80 maps and graphics. 2018. "The Western Pacific Railroad, from its inception in 1903 until the Union Pacific takeover in late 1982, was always fending off one crisis or another, managing to remain independent through luck and clever financial maneuvering. "Today, much of the WP has been abandoned and some has been sold, but the original Bogue main line from the Bay Area to Salt Lake City remains intact and in operation. This book also relates the parallel story of the Sacramento Northern Railway, an electric interurban that Alvin Krech acquired for the WP in the 1920s for its freight traffic base. Sacramento Northern suffered the same precarious ride as its parent company, and was finally merged into Union Pacific along with the Western Pacific."

  • ASIN: 0692183957

Burlington Northern in Color, Vol. 1: The Urge to Merge

Burlington Northern in Color, Vol. 1: The Urge

128 all color pages, 8.5x11", cloth with dust jacket. "The predecessors of Burlington Northern - GN, NP, CB&Q, SP&S - and the events leading up to the 1970 merger are illustrated in vivid color. First in a three-volume set that will cover the entire history of Burlington Northern."

  • ASIN: 158248211X

Northwestern Pacific Railroad: Eureka to Willits (Images of Rail)

Northwestern Pacific Railroad: Eureka to Willits (Images of

The year 2014 marks the centennial of the completion of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad (NWP), celebrated by driving a “golden spike” at Cain Rock in October 1914. This achievement was the culmination of a massive, six-year engineering effort to connect rail lines ending at Willits with the early lumber company railroads of the Humboldt Bay region. When it was completed, the NWP linked Eureka with San Francisco by rail, a milestone in the history of Humboldt and Northern Mendocino Counties. This book examines the impact of the NWP on Northwestern California. Although no longer operational, the railroad today symbolizes the ongoing struggle to connect this isolated region with the wider world.

  • ASIN: 1467130621

Great Northern Railway Embroidered Hat [hat30] Black

Great Northern Railway Embroidered Hat [hat30]

Adjustable six-panel twill cotton baseball style caps. These caps are stylish and comfortable beautifully embroidered in our shops, featuring the logo on top. They come in breathable garment-washed twill and secure in the back with a color matched adjustable Velcro strap for a perfect fit. One size fits most.

  • Color: Black
  • Brand: Daylight Sales
  • ASIN: B013UBEGAU
  • UPC: 687437005596

Nevada Northern Railway (Images of Rail)

Nevada Northern Railway (Images of

The Nevada Northern Railway is the sole survivor from a grand era when railroads served mines throughout the state. Built in 1905–1906 to develop the incredible copper deposits of the Nevada Consolidated Copper Company in White Pine County, it was―and still is―a workaday railroad. Although its primary purpose was to haul ore, it eventually served the community with a daily passenger train between East Ely and Cobre until 1941. Over 4.5 million people rode the trains, and a mountain of copper ore was moved. In 1983, the Nevada Northern Railway ceased operating, and two years later the entire ore line, including the railroad’s yard and shop facilities in East Ely, was donated to the White Pine Historical Railroad Foundation that now operates the railway as a museum. Instead of relics in glass cases or repainted old equipment on static display, the museum preserves a working steam railroad, delighting train enthusiasts year-round with passenger service and special seasonal excursions.

  • Brand: Brand: Arcadia Publishing
  • ASIN: 0738574759

The great Northwest, a guide-book and itinerary for the use of tourists and travellers over the lines of the Northern Pacific Railroad, the Oregon ... containing descriptions of States, terri

The great Northwest, a guide-book and itinerary for

This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important historical work, maintaining the same format as the original work. While some publishers have opted to apply OCR (optical character recognition) technology to the process, we believe this leads to sub-optimal results (frequent typographical errors, strange characters and confusing formatting) and does not adequately preserve the historical character of the original artifact. We believe this work is culturally important in its original archival form. While we strive to adequately clean and digitally enhance the original work, there are occasionally instances where imperfections such as blurred or missing pages, poor pictures or errant marks may have been introduced due to either the quality of the original work or the scanning process itself. Despite these occasional imperfections, we have brought it back into print as part of our ongoing global book preservation commitment, providing customers with access to the best possible historical reprints. We appreciate your understanding of these occasional imperfections, and sincerely hope you enjoy seeing the book in a format as close as possible to that intended by the original publisher.

  • ASIN: B009UD8Y24

Vintage Map | 1880 Map of Washington Showing the Northern Pacific Railroad and Connecting Lines | Historic Poster Art Reproduction | 24in x 12in

Vintage Map | 1880 Map of Washington Showing

Vintage Map | 1880 Map of Washington Showing the Northern Pacific Railroad and Connecting Lines | Colton, G.W. & C. B. Colton

  • Brand: Historic Pictoric
  • ASIN: B07PS8JSLG

Dining Car To The Pacific: The "Famously Good" Food of the Northern Pacific Railway (Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage)

Dining Car To The Pacific: The "Famously Good"

An affectionate history of the dining car service of the Northen Pacific Railway including its large commissary system. It was originally published as Dining Car Line to the Pacific in 1990, by the Minnesota Historical Society Press. A large section of NPR recipes is included. Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

  • Brand: Brand: Univ Of Minnesota Press
  • ASIN: 0816645620

Railroad Shutterbug: Jim Fredrickson's Northern Pacific

Railroad Shutterbug: Jim Fredrickson's Northern

Practially growing up with a camera in hand, Jim Fredrickson of Tacoma, Washington, took his first picture of a steam locomotive in 1936. In a few years, railroad men were regularly seeing the "kid with the camera" alongside the tracks and in the rail yards.Then one day in 1943, one of the men said, "You're always hanging around here, kid, you might as well go to work."The chief dispatcher at Tacoma's Union Station hired the sixteen-year-old high school student to serve as a "callboy," telephoning conductors, brakemen, engineers, and firemen an hour-and-a-half in advance of when they were scheduled for duty. Thus began Fredrickson's thirty-nine year career with the Northern Pacific Railway's telegraph and dispatching departments.Fredrickson continued to take exceptional photographs - his many pictures depict the last great glories of the steam era as coal-fired locomotives were replaced by diesel engines in the 1940s and 1950s. His photos and yarns tell of the NP's men and women as well as the steam engines, depots, diners, cabooses, sidings, yards, shops, bridges, and tunnels. Today, whether it is a BNSF freight train with containers or a silvery AMTRAK passenger train, the engineers all know Jim Fredrickson.

  • Brand: Brand: Washington State Univ Pr
  • ASIN: 0874221951

Railroads of Nevada and Eastern California, Vol. 1: The Northern Roads

Railroads of Nevada and Eastern California, Vol. 1:

Valuable as these volumes are in relation to railroad operations in Nevada and California, their usefulness as authoritative reference sources embraces a much broader scope. Railroads of Nevada and Eastern California is as much a history of the region as it is a study of the railroads. The principal mines and mills and their production are scrupulously detailed, together with the personalities who created them.A map has been provided in Volume I to orient the reader to the locales described. It is an accurate and reliable travel aid for readers who choose to wander the region’s historic railroad routes.In this volume, Myrick begins his history with coverage of the sprawling network of the northern railroads, including the Austin City Railway, Mid-Pacific Railroad, Nevada-California-Oregon Railway, and Sierra Nevada Wood and Lumber Company.

  • Brand: Brand: University of Nevada Press
  • ASIN: 0874171938

The History of the Northern Pacific Railroad

The History of the Northern Pacific

Well-done and very readable history of the Northern Pacific Railroad, from the push by Asa Whitney to construct a railroad to the Pacific through its construction and expansion over the years until its merger with the Great Northern. Illustrated with lovely line drawings and a few black and white photos. With bibliography and end papers showing system map. 289 pages.

  • ASIN: 0877702357
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