Upham, Washington, bound for Stampede Pass and Auburn. -R.W. Leach.
  Happy Holidays to You and Yours from the West End!


  The Northern Pacific Railway | Route of the Great Big Baked Potato



the first northern transcontinental
history, chronology, mileage

northern pacific tell tale
e-news since 1997

nifty fifty
news from the 1950s

auburn, washington
rodent frugality
palmer cut-off, 1899-1900

palmer cut-off images

roundhouse days
construction of auburn yard, 1910-1913

from shortage
towards nationalization, 1914-1915

to stoppage
towards nationalization, 1916-1917

from railway to railroad
nationalization, 1918

interlude - t. h. lantry
harry lantry writes from russia, 1918

and back again
nationalization, 1919-1920

years of trial and tumult
the great shop strike of 1922

the six year feud
struggling for a local, 1919

fargo division

bismarck bridge
east pier, bismarck bridge - edward c. murphy

stockwood fill
toils induced by weak soils - donald p. schwert

grays harbor, washington

railroads of grays harbor county
mike davison

tempest in the timber

steve thompson

mike davison

rocky mountain division

from a to z with w. r. mcgee
livingston's own

ronald v. nixon
museum of the rockies photographs

tales of the rocky mountain division
with missoula veterans

the park branch
craig d. reese

stampede pass, washington
first sub-division
officers, agents, stations - 1966

mile post guide
auburn to ellensburg

lester and stampede pass
a short history

lester, christmas, 1963
a night I will never forget - gary emmons

elmer g. morgan - a town called nagrom

stampede pass collections

stampede tunnel
doug bragg photographs

tacoma division

green river branch
green river and northern, 1890

growing up around
steve thompson

portland union station
all aboard! - bridget e. smith

steve thompson

officers, agents, stations - 1949

tacoma roundhouse
steve thompson


northern pacific railway historical association
company store, conventions, the mainstreeter

mainstreeter (volume index)

mainstreeter (subject index)


tacoma division meetings
at auburn's white river valley museum

the tell tale
e-mail discussion list


railroads and the national parks - joshua johns



a how-to for n-p!

minnesota historical society
chief engineer's files notes


modeling article index

raymond loewy
archives of a designer - lile elam

stampede pass

university of montana
engineering collections
k. ross toole archives

washington state archives
king county tax photographs

wibaux, montana

who was who
on the northern pacific railway


american locomotive company
robert giffin

baldwin locomotive works
robert giffin

robert giffin

general electric
robert giffin

assignments - bruce butler

gp7, gp9, gp18, rs-3
assignments - bruce butler

mikados (classes w)
steve thompson

andrew c. toppan

tim harris

steam notes
lorenz p. schrenk

ten-wheelers (classes s)
steve thompson


associations, government, institues
libraries, suppliers, unions

in the pacific northwest

items of interest

J.A. Phillips, III

Updated November 23, 2006

Copyright 2006

     The Main Street of the
    Northwest on the
    World Wide Web.

   This page offers links to more than one hundred
    pages of information about the Northern Pacific Railway.
    It also includes links to the railroad-related pages of
    agencies associations, corporations and individuals
    covering the Northwest, British Columbia, and Alaska.

    The author would like to thank the following
    individuals for their contributions:

    Bruce Butler

    Mike Davison

    Ruth Eckes

    Gary Emmons

    Brian Ferris

    Dean Ferris

    Bob Giffin

    Tim Harris

    Matt Kelley

    Bill Kuebler

    Rick Leach

    Craig Reese

    Larry Schrenk

    Don Schwert

    James M. Fredrickson

    Without generous contributions this information
    would not be available.

    These pages are not sponsored or endorsed by any
    individuals or organizations other than the
    author listed.


    Route of the Great Big Baked Potato!

  Season's Eatings!

    One-third cup shortening
    Two-thirds cup sugar
    Two eggs
    One-and-three-quarters cup sifted all-purpose flour
    One-half teaspoon salt
    Two-and-three-quarters teaspoons baking powder
    One cup mashed ripe bananas
    One-half cup chopped English walnuts
    Cream together shortening and sugar.
    Add eggs and beat well.
    Sift together flour, salt, and baking powder.
    Add to creamed mixture alternately with
    mashed bananas, blending well after each addition.
    Stir in walnuts.
    Pour into a well-greased nine-by-five-inch loaf pan.
    Bake at 350 degrees for about 50 minutes.
    Remove from pan; cool completely on rack.
    Wrap and store overnight for full flavor.
    Makes one loaf.
    William A. McKenzie's Dining Car Line to the Pacific

    McKenzie, William A.
    Dining Car Line to the Pacific.
    An Illustrated History of the Northern Pacific Railway's
Famously Good Food, with 150 Authentic Recipes.
    St. Paul [Minn.]: Minnesota Historical Society Press,
    1990, p. 148.

    Timken's Four Aces, Northern Pacific 2626, at Lester, Washington, on a Santa Claus Special - J.M. Fredrickson

    The eastern portal of Stampede Tunnel at Martin, Washington - R.W. Leach

    Pingree, N.D., on the Fargo Division's Devil's Lake Branch in November, 1959