Railroads of Nevada and Eastern California: The northern roads

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University of Nevada Press, 1992 - History - 933 pages
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Valuable as these volumes are in relation to railroad operations in Nevada and California, their usefulness as authoritative reference sources embraces a much broader scope. Railroads of Nevada and Eastern California is as much a history of the region as it is a study of the railroads. The principal mines and mills and their production are scrupulously detailed, together with the personalities who created them.

A map has been provided in Volume I to orient the reader to the locales described. It is an accurate and reliable travel aid for readers who choose to wander the region's historic railroad routes.

In this volume, Myrick begins his history with coverage of the sprawling network of the northern railroads, including the Austin City Railway, Mid-Pacific Railroad, Nevada-California-Oregon Railway, and Sierra Nevada Wood and Lumber Company.

 

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Contents

EUREKA PALISADE RAILROAD
28
EAGLE SALT WORKS RAILROAD COMPANY
51
NEVADA SHORT LINE RAILWAY
57
COLCONDAADELAIDE RAILROAD
63
BATTLE MOUNTAINLEWIS RAILWAY
78
NEVADA MIDLAND RAILROAD COMPANY
84
NEVADA NORTHERN RAILWAY
113
GIROUX CONSOLIDATED MINES COMPANY
134
BODIE BENTON RAILWAY
298
OWENS RIVER VALLEY ELECTRIC RAILWAY CO
313
OREGON SHORT LINE IDAHO CENTRAL
333
NEVADACALIFORNIAOREGON RAILWAY
341
SIERRA VALLEYS RAILWAY
384
BOCA LOYALTON RAILROAD
398
VERDI LUMBER COMPANY
410
LOGGING RAILROADS LAKE TAHOE AND TRUCKEE RIVER BASIN
416

CARDNERVILLE AND SOUTHERN RAILROAD
162
CARSON VALLEY RAILROAD
210
RAWHIDE WESTERN RAILWAY
229
GOLDFIELD RAILROAD
236
CONTENTS
238
GOLDFIELD CONSOLIDATED MILLING TRANSPORTATION CO
288
o W CHUBBUCK LAKE VALLEY RAILROAD Bijou
424
LAKE TAHOE RAILWAY AND TRANSPORTATION CO
430
OTHER EARLY LUMBER RAILROADS IN THE TRUCKEE AREA
436
CROWN WILLAMETTE PAPER COMPANY Alder Creek
442
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David F. Myrick (1918-2011) was the author of several books about western history and western railroads, including the three volumes of Railroads of Nevada and Eastern California. He lived and wrote primarily in Santa Barbara, California.

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