Yellowstone and the railroads
- Allow me to digress from Fred Harvey operations and mention a few
words about the related general theme of railroad hostelry.
Yellowstone was perhaps the epitome of railroad tourism development.
Five different railroads had gateways to the park with their
attendant rail facilities and hotels.
An excellent chronicle of that story is this book:
Yellowstone by Train
A History Of Rail Travel To America's First National Park
by Thornton Waite (Pictorial Histories Publishing, Inc.)
The history of Yellowstone National Park and railroad travel to
Yellowstone are closely connected because the railroad was the only
practical means of reaching the park for many years.The railroads
promoted the establishment and development of the park because they
saw it as a potential business opportunity. This book covers all five
entrances to the park and the railroads that serviced them.
8-1/2x 11, 168 pgs., full color, hundreds of photos, maps,
brochures, sb. $24.95 ISBN 1-57510-129-7