Northern Pacific Railroad Depot Museum

COMING APRIL 28, 2018  NORTH IDAHO READS                                   See details below......

In conjunction with the beginning of the Northern Pacific Depot Museum’s new season, local author Brian R. Lee will be hosted at the NPR Depot to introduce his latest book, Fire Over the Rails. Please join Brian and the Depot on Saturday, May 5 at 2:00p .m.

Newly released Fire Over the Rails gives a fictional account of the historical story in which a Northern Pacific crew used their train to evacuate patients and personnel from a Wallace hospital just before the biggest wildfire ever recorded hit Wallace in 1910. Brian weaves exciting fiction with documented facts about how the railroad crew repeatedly faces many different dangers from the fires in their bid to escape almost certain death.

Brian will also present another book released earlier this year that has been selling on Amazon. The Lost Boxcars is about a man who loses almost everything he owns and embarks on a cross-country road trip to see his grown son. During that trip, while dealing with his own emotions, he crosses paths with terrorists plotting to blow up a train.

Brian will be at the NPR Depot, at 2 p.m. May 5 during which he will read a portion of his latest book, autograph books purchased and answer questions.

Brian is known as the author of Trouble on Lookout Pass, which has been very popular in the NP Depot gift shop. Since retiring from the railroad industry, he has used that experience throughout these and other books he has published.

Brian is a volunteer at the Northern Pacific Railroad Depot Museum. We are honored to host Brian and to support his rich railroad imagination. We invite you to visit Brian at the NPR Depot Museum on Thursdays—Remember the Rails; Come Play With Trains.

More information can be obtained at 208.752.0111, and online at


“The Girl Who Wrote in Silk” has been selected as the North Idaho Reads (NIR) book for 2018 and author Kelli Estes will read from and discuss her book at area libraries during programs in April.
NIR is organized each year by area libraries and volunteers and encourages readers in the region to share a book and participate in related programs and discussions.
Participating libraries and organizations include Northern Pacific Railroad Depot Museum, Wallace Public Library, Coeur d’Alene Public Library, Lake City Public Library, and the Community Library Network: Athol, Bookmobile, Harrison, Hayden, Pinehurst, Post Falls, Rathdrum, and Spirit Lake.Estes will be in North Idaho April 18-22 and will do library programs that will include a presentation at the Hayden Library, Wednesday, April 18, 6-8 p.m.; the Post Falls Library, Thursday, April 19, 2:30-4:30 p.m.; and the Coeur d’Alene Public Library on Friday, April 20, at 7 p.m. Book discussion at Northern Pacific Railroad Depot Museum on Saturday, April 28, at 3:00 p.m. Discussion led by Ms Vicki Allmann. a demonstration in brewing pu-erh will follow the discussion. .


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