Stock Image

Orphan Road: The Railroad Comes to Seattle, 1853-1911

Armbruster, Kurt E.

4 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0874221862 / ISBN 13: 9780874221862
Published by Washington State Univ Pr, Pullman, Washington, U.S.A., 1999
Condition: As New Soft cover
From First Choice Books (Coeurd'Alene, ID, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since June 8, 2003

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 110.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Oversized 271pp including bibliography and index Well illustrated account describes the growth of railways across the Puget Sound region-from the initial 1853-54 government surveys to the completion of the ilwaukee Road in 1911.Includes accounts of the individual lines, the intense Seattle-Tacoma rivalry etc. Because of the size of this book-DOMESTIC ORDERS ONLY and only regular mailing are available. Bookseller Inventory # 80979

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Orphan Road: The Railroad Comes to Seattle, ...

Publisher: Washington State Univ Pr, Pullman, Washington, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Glossy Soft Cover

Book Condition:As New

Edition: First Edition

About this title


Seattle residents were bitterly disappointed in 1873 when the Northern Pacific selected rival Tacoma as the future Puget Sound terminus for Washington Territory's first transcontinental railroad. Lavishly illustrated, "Orphan Road" depicts the growth of railways across the Puget Sound region, including Tacoma's frantic quest for a saltwater terminal of their own, descriptions of individual lines, and the colorful personalities and urban aspirations that eventually brought Seattle to the forefront of Washington commerce.


"Richly researched and entertainingly told]]the book is rich in detail for intense rail fans, [but] has plenty to intrigue the casual rail fan or those just interested in slices of Northwest life." -- Bill Virgin "Seattle Post-Intelligencer"

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Thirty years of experience seeking and providing quality, rare, and unique books. Many titles are not yet listed. Inquires are welcome. Please e-mail requests to .

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We accept MasterCard, VISA, and Discover credit cards, Money Orders, and checks written in US Dollars on US banks accounts. Checks must clear before we will ship the item.

Chris Gardner LLC DBA First Choice Books
8981 West Patrick, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
Contact: Gretchen Gardner
Telephone: 208.773.5304

Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Direct Debit (Personally Authorized Payment) Check Money Order Cash Bank Draft