The Great Northern from White River Productions is a fantastic look at this legendary railroad. Authored by noted rail historian Richard Yaremko this book covers history with a concentration on the transition era. Financier James J. Hill became known as the "Empire Builder" for expanding the Great Northern into a transcontinental mainline connecting the Great Lakes with Seattle and British Columbia. With the arrival of the diesel era, the Great Northern owned and experimented with locomotives from nearly every builder, right up to the Burlington Northern merger in 1970. From mainlines to branch lines, passenger and freight trains, The Great Northern features some of the best color railroad photography of the steam-to-diesel transition era.