Southern Pacific Railroad

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Voyageur Press, Nov 20, 1999 - Transportation - 128 pages
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One of the most famous railways in American history, the Southern Pacific first gained prominence in the 19th century for helping to build the transcontinental railroad, and later for its cab-forward steam locomotives, streamliner passenger service, and freight operations. Archival color and black-and-white photography showcase the locomotives, rolling stock, passenger cars, and events of the Southern Pacific -- the railroad which, in its heyday, enjoyed revenues second only to the New York Central and the Pennsylvania. Railroad enthusiasts will cherish the combination of rare images and authoritative history documenting the railroad that continues to play a vital role in American transportation.

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What makes books in this series so impressive is the wide array of photos and illustrations; what adds importance to this edition is the exhaustive research by Brian Solomon! A great history ... Read full review

About the author (1999)

Brian Solomon is one of today's most accomplished railway historians. He has authored more than 30 books about railroads and motive power, and his writing and photography have been featured in Trains, Railway Age, Passenger Train Journal, and RailNews. Solomon divides his time between Monson, Massachusetts, and Dublin, Ireland.

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