New Milwaukee Road book coming later this year!

Desolate Bliss: The Milwaukee Road Across Washington's Saddle Mountains

Using the stories and facts from those that worked and experienced it first-hand, author Greg Lussier forms a historical profile of the Milwaukee Road's treacherous 2.2% grade over the Saddle Mountains in Washington state. Through personal interviews and historical records, the author takes you through all the once existing stations along the mainline between Beverly and Kittitas, describing what life was like for those that were once a part of this heartfelt railroad. Although the area was known for its inaccessibility, the author provides an exceptional look at the once viable railroad through the collections of never before published photographs and text. With sensational stories and over 250 photographs and images, this 346 page book is a must have for any fan of the Milwaukee Road.