A Railroad Runs Through It -- Reflection from Everett to Darrington: Bob Heirman was an NP fireman and engineer on the Tacoma Division from 1951 until he retired from the BN in 1994. An avid lover of nature, Snohomish County in Washington State and the joys of fishing, Bob combines these loves in stories and poetry to provide images of railroading in this picturesque part of the Pacific Northwest. His tales of working various crew members on the Darrington Branch and in Everett give an insight into railroading at the end of steam and on a heavy-traffic branch line. A child of an committed NP railroad family during the Great Depression, Bob did not have a chance at education beyond high school, but honed his writing skills to a fine degree as demonstrated in this heart-felt volume. Soft-cover volume of 115 pages.