Shortlines of the Intermountain West
Idaho * Montana * Wyoming * Colorado
By Jim Shaw.
Color laminated hardcover, 8.5x11", 230 pages, 550 photos. 2016.
"This, the third title by noted rail photographer and historian Jim Shaw, features an in depth look at the many shortlines operated in the Intermountain West: Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado between the 1950s and present.
"There are forty-four shortlines presented by geographical areas. Each is presented with a brief history, and the many vivid color and crisp black and white photographs are comprehensively captioned.
"The author's many days and long hours spent searching for, chasing and photographing these elusive shortline operations have paid off in this lavishly illustrated book. Many of these roads operate only once a day or even a couple of days per week - not the easiest train chasing! In this new title the author presents a great look at these historic and colorful shortline railroads."