Rivers for 1406 Miles

This pictorial notes that Northern Pacific trains follow 44 rivers between Chicago and the Pacific Northwest. The pictorial shows five full-page and four half-page photos of some of these rivers.

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The brochure is undated, but it says nothing about air conditioning, so I would put it to 1934 or before. The cover title shows the limits of printing in black on a black-and-white photo; the headline should have been in red in.


Rivers for 1406 Miles — 1 Comment

  1. I guess it was a nice brochure if you liked rivers. The picture of the open observation car on the Clarks Fork Bridge is really old, long before 1934. I’m not sure which car it is, but it’s wood with truss bars, which would put it in the mid-20’s at the latest. It looks like the drumhead just says “Northern Pacific” with no train name, so it’s probably some secondary train. It seems like the NP recycles a lot of older pictures in these brochures, and this is no exception.

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