Sonora Narrow Gauge: Railroads, Mines, Trams and Scams uncovers the stories of the fascinating narrow gauge mining railroads in Arizona's neighbor to the south, Sonora Mexico. This forgotten chapter of border area history is revealed with over 140 previously unpublished and rare photographs gathered in six years of research. These railroads were operated by American and British owners using American locomotives and equipment, including well known ex-patriots from Colorado and California. Mexico's brief experiment with capitalism ended with the Mexican Revolution, yet several of these railroads remained in operation despite the anarchy that prevailed in Sonora after 1910, including attacks by Pancho Villa and Yaqui Indians. The last of which operated narrow gauge through the 1970's.
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Book Description Duane Ericson, 2010. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Sonora Narrow Gauge: Railroads, Mines, Trams & Scams South of the Border. Illustrated story of the narrow gauge railroads and men who built them in one of the last frontiers in North America. Information on the mining operations. Maps and photographs. Presentation copy signed by Ericson, numbered 37 of 1500. Duane Ericson, 2010. Oversize soft cover, light wear with rubbing along spine Language: eng. Inscribed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1477341328168
Book Description Duane Ericson, 2010. Softcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Glossy illustrated softbound covers. Light wear to the corners. Overall very good condition. Numerous photographs. Very scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 26474