Books In and out of Print

The Spokane Portland & Seattle Railway
Charles and Dorothy Wood
Publisher: Superior Publishing Co., Seattle,WA (1974)
Description: 159 pages, illustrations (some color), 28cm., hardbound, try

North Bank Road John T. Gaertner Publisher: Washington State University Press, Pullman, WA (c1990) Description: 246 pages, illustrations (B/W), 24cm., softbound , try

The Northwest's Own Railway, Volume One Walter R. Grande Publisher: Grande Press, Portland, OR (c1992) Description: illustrations (some color), maps (some color), 24cm. x 28cm., hardbound, hard to find

The Northwest's Own Railway, Volume Two Walter R. Grande Publisher: Grande Press, Portland, OR (c1997) Description: illustrations (some color), maps (some color), 24cm. x 28cm., hardbound, google it

SP&S Cabooses - A History Paul T. Hobbs Publisher: GNP Publications, Bonners Ferry, ID (c1996) Description: 108 pages, illustrations (56 B/W), 26 equipment book diagrams, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, vinyl hard cover, out of print, try

SP&S The Spokane Portland & Seattle Railway Ed Austin & Tom Dill Publisher: Pacific Fast Mail, Edmonds, WA (c1996) Description:

Spokane Portland & Seattle Railway Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment Ed Austin Publisher: Morning Sun Books, Inc., Scotch Plains, NJ (c1998) Description:

Spokane Portland & Seattle Ry. Color Pictorial Todd Schwenk Publisher: Four Ways West Publications, (c1998) Description: out of print

SP&S Maintenance-of-Way Equipment Ron Peterson Publisher: (c1996) Description: Contact author

Railroading in the Pacific Northwest Warren McGee and Ronald Nixon Publisher: Oso Publishing Company Description: This is the follow-up book to The Northern Pacific Railroad of McGee and Nixon. Warren McGee and Ronald Nixon, both employees of the Northern Pacific Railroad, we also avid railfans. This book is a collection of some of their best photographs of all railroads in the Pacific Northwest, from 1930-1970. Included are: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Great Northern Northern Pacific Spokane, Portland and Seattle Union Pacific Butte, Anaconda & Pacific Spokane International ...and a complete section in color! You'll see steam locomotives ranging from smaller units to massive articulated mallets, as well as diesels and diesel electrics. Each photo's locomotive is identified both by type and by number. A very interesting feature of this book is the anecdotes added by Warren McGee to some of the photographs. Hardbound with a dust jacket, 262 acid-free pages, 300 photographs, plus maps and a locomotive and location index.

Railroad Signatures across the Pacific Northwest Carlos A. Schwantes Publisher: Description:

Stations West Edwin D. Culp Publisher: Description:

That Reminds Me of Another Story: Stories of the SP&S Railway Kenny Prager Publisher: Description: More than 50 of Kenny's railroading stories, featuring some of the personalities who worked on the railroad, incidents in Ken's career as steam locomotive fireman and Diesellocomotive engineer, and Ken's fond memories of running the 700 both in regular service and after she was restored by PRPA. Website:


Railroad Magazine, November, 1952 "Pride of the Northwest-SP&S" by Richard Neuberger Publisher: Description:

Rail Classics, November, 1977 "SP&S Meant ALCo" by Don Sims Publisher: Description:

Rail Classics< March, 1985 "BN's Smallest Parent" by Don Sims Publisher: Description:

Model Railroader, March 1988 "SP&S yellow & green" by Andy Sperandeo Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Description: painting a model railroad

Mainlien Modeler, October 2004 "SP&S Alcos Part One" by George Hardy Publisher: Hundeman Description: Excellent technical reference to SP&S Alcos.

The Northwest's Own Railway Publisher: Spokane Portland & Seattle Railway Historical Society, Portland, OR Description: Quarterly publication dedicated to preservation of the SP&S Railway.

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