About the author
Arlyn Colby grew up in Trempealeau County, Wisconsin. After graduating from Eleva-Strum Central High School and UW-Eau Claire, he pursued a career in teaching high school mathematics and coaching. Upon retirement, he found time to pursue his interest in railroads.
In 2008, he wrote The Mondovi Line, about the railroad that ran between Fairchild, WI and Mondovi, WI, near where he grew up. The book was so well-received that he decided to write The Chippewa Valley Line, about the Milwaukee Road track between Wabasha, MN and Durand, Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, and Menomonie, WI. After five years of research he decided to write The Blueberry Line first, and in 2015 he completed The Chippewa Valley Line. The Cornell Line is the fourth book in the series about abandoned branchline railroads in West Central Wisconsin. The Park Falls Line, The Spring Valley Line, and The Ellsworth Line are now published also.