Here are some links to other websites which may feature additional information on the WI&M and Potlatch Lumber Co.:


Check out this page to see embedded YouTube videos taken on the WI&M line

Check out this page to see videos of other Potlatch-owned shortline railroads

Check out this page to see the Potlatch-owned St. Maries River RR in action

Check out this page to see embedded YouTube videos of former WI&M 2-8-0 Number 22 working at Camp Claiborne during WWII

Route Map:

Trace the WI&M line on Google Maps

Or, take a virtual tour of the WI&M with Tom Burg!

Photo Archives:

Philip C. Johnson Photo Collection at University of Montana-Missoula:

Phil Johnson left behind a good-sized collection of photos from a variety of western railroad subjects, including the WI&M and related Milwaukee Road lines. Here are links to the main page of his collection, plus direct links to some of the more pertinent images:


WI&M Modeling blog:

HPG Member David Zuhn now maintains a blog site discussing his current WI&M modeling projects and updates on his in-progress WI&M layout.

WI&M Depot Blog

Check out progress on the Potlatch depot restoration and other Potlatch-area railroad happenings - including photos from the recent HPG History Days speeder rides and BENX 182 Stage performances - on Barb Coyner's Blog

Historical Societies:

  • Latah County Historical Society
  • Whitman County Historical Society
  • Potlatch (City) Historical Society
  • Museum of North Idaho
  • Northern Pacific Railway Historical Association
  • Great Northern Railway Historical Society
  • Milwaukee Road Historical Association
  • Inland Empire Railway Historical Society
  • University of Idaho Library

  • Manuscript Collection Catalog
  • WI&M Ry. Manuscript Collection
  • Other Useful Links:

  • Washington & Idaho Railway - Current operator of the WI&M
  • Ron Stewart's personal WI&M website
  • Model Railroader Magazine
  • Railroad Model Craftsman Magazine Check out their recently updated website
  • Operation Lifesaver Let's be careful out there
  • Mission Statement of the WI&M Railway History Preservation Group:

    “To locate, preserve, and archive all items of a historical nature relating to the history of the WI&M Ry; to issue publications on this and related subjects; to encourage public interest in the history of the WI&M and the Potlatch Lumber Company; and, to acquire objects and property appropriate for a museum and/or any of the purposes listed above.”

    The WI&M Ry HPG is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational corporation registered in the State of Idaho