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California railroads

Alvin A. Fickewirth

California railroads

an encyclopedia of cable car, common carrier, horsecar, industrial interurban, logging, monorail, motor road, shortlines, streetcar, switching, and terminal railroads in California (1851-1992)

by Alvin A. Fickewirth

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Published by Golden West Books in San Marino, Calif .
Written in English

    Places:
  • California
    • Subjects:
    • Railroads -- California -- Encyclopedias.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      StatementAlvin A. Fickewirth.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTF24.C3 F53 1992
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvi, 194 p. :
      Number of Pages194
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1710596M
      ISBN 100870951068
      LC Control Number92012495
      OCLC/WorldCa25629629

      The West Side Lumber Company was perhaps the most fabled operation in California, over the years numerous books and model railroads have been dedicated to its history. It began operations in as the West Side Flume and Lumber Company, started by Thomas Bullock, and William and Henry Crock who purchased a ranch near Tuolumne. The California Southern Railroad was a subsidiary railroad of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (Santa Fe) in Southern was organized J , and chartered on Octo , to build a rail connection between what has become the city of Barstow and San Diego, California.. Construction began in National City, just south of San Diego, in , and proceeded.

      The first common carrier railroad in California, the SVRR made its first trial run on Aug with a three car train pulled by the locomotive Sacramento. Construction was completed to Patterson Station by the end of September. A depot, railroad shops and a turntable were constructed at Folsom. The SVRR opened for business to Folsom on.   Myrick is the definitive railroad reference book for the Virginia and Truckee, Carson and Colorado and other Nevada and Eastern California railroads. While the Lucius Beebe's are more focused on literary style than truth, when you want to know something about Nevada Railroads this is the first book to go s: 6.

      National Model Railroad Association, Inc. P.O. Box , Soddy Daisy, TN Phone: () - Fax: ()   Transportation historians Walter Rice, Ph.D., and Emiliano Echeverria, authors of Arcadia's The Key System: San Francisco and the East Shore Empire and San Francisco's Powell Street Cable Cars, tell the story of California Central Coast rail services with nearly vintage s: 3.


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