Donner Pass: Southern Pacific's Sierra Crossing

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Southern Pacific's Sierra Crossing John R. Signor 8x11 - Hardbound, 290 pages, 492 illustrations, maps, profiles, bibliography, and index. This volume presents all you ever wanted to know about Southern Pacific's rail passage over California's Donner Pass. At the summit, over 90 feet of snow falls annually. Everything about the Sierra crossing was monumental: the grade, the locomotives required to lift the trains over the Sierra, the helper locomotives, the tonnage handled, and those unique snowsheds that protected the tracks from the record snowfall and rock slides.

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Book Description Golden West Books. hardcover. Condition: New. This volume presents all you ever wanted to know about Southern Pacific's rail passage over California's Donner Pass. At the summit, over 90 feet of snow falls annually. Everything about the Sierra crossing was monumental: the grade, the locomotives required to lift the trains over the Sierra, the helper locomotives, the tonnage handled, and those unique snow sheds that protected the tracks from the record snowfall and rock slides. Lean back in your chair and get ready to enjoy this well-researched book. John Signor, researcher, writer, artist and Southern Pacific conductor brings us the full story of rail operations over the West's first mountain main line. Contents: Introduction, pp. 9-10; Ch. 1: Construction and Early Operation 1860-1899, pp. 11-50; Ch. 2: The Harriman Influence 1900-1929, pp. 51-144; Ch. 3: The Modern Steam Era 1930-1955; Ch. 4: Contemporary Operations 1956-1985, pp. 211-274; Epilogue, pg. 275; Appendix, pp. 276-286; Bibliography, pg. 287; Index, pp. 288-290. Golden West Books, hardcover, 290 pages, 8.5 x 11 x 1.5 in., 492 illustrations, maps, profiles, bibliography and index. Seller Inventory # gwb940

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Book Description Golden West Books, San Marino, California, U.S.A., 1985. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. Still in original shrink wrapping. Ill. 290 pp. Check our other listings under keywords trains or railroads. "This volume presents all you ever wanted to know about Southern Pacific's rail passage over California's Donner Pass. At the summit, over 90 feet of snow falls annually. Everything about the Sierra crossing was monumental: the grade, the locomotives required to lift the trains over the Sierra, the helper locomotives, the tonnage handled, and those unique snowsheds that protected the tracks from the record snowfall and rock slides. Seller Inventory # 000992

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