See the historic 1970 formation of Burlington Northern. See great vintage trains
of Great Northern, Northern Pacific, Chicago Burlington & Quincy and the Spokane
Portland & Seattle from the 50s into the 70s. We bring the history of the James
Hill Lines and how he reshaped the northwest. See the steam to early diesel
transition of these lines.
Follow the career of Chicago Burlington & Quincys, Ralph Budd. His early years
as a design engineer made him one of the industrys greatest innovators. He was
the youngest railroad president when earlier he took charge of the GN as he was
also a sharp businessman.
Follow the early passenger Ralph Budd-inspired Zephyrs, the California Zephyr
plus passenger and freight trains of the CB&Q, GN and NP. Visit Chicago, Iowa,
Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and more locations with passenger and
freight. We offer a special section of the Inside Gateway line jointly
operated by the BN & WP.
To quote Model Railroad News, The story is epic... plan to watch it several
To quote Railfan & Railroad, This program, as all others Smiley has done,
Contains a wealth of content requiring more than one sitting to digest fully.
The maps are excellent, the corporate story-telling first rate.
Including coverage of