The Scenic Northwest, 1929

Like the William Crooks booklet, this brochure is undated but must have been published in about 1929 because the cover picture shows locomotive 2552, a 4-8-4 that was delivered that year. If the booklet had been published a year or two later, it would have shown a locomotive in the 2575 series, which was a slightly more advanced version of the 2552.

Click image to download a 15-5-MB PDF of this 24-page brochure.

The brochure includes one or more pages each of photos and text on St. Paul, Minneapolis, Duluth, North Dakota, Glacier Park, Spokane, Wenatchee, the Cascade Tunnel, Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, the Columbia River, and Vancouver, BC. Following up on the historical interest generated by the Upper Missouri and Columbia River expeditions, the centerfold has a map of the rail line with a comparative map showing the routes of early explorers such as David Thompson, Verendrye, Isaac Stevens, and of course Lewis & Clark. This comparative map is similar to a map in the centerfold of Fladrau’s Historic Northwest Adventureland.

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