Title: The Pacific Coast Railway: Central ...
Publisher: Benchmark Publications
Publication Date: 1998
Book Condition: New
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Edition: Third Printing, 2007.
The Pacific Coast Railway: Central California's Premier Narrow Gauge by Kenneth E. Wescott and Curtiss H. Johnson. This book tells the story of the 3-foot-gauge Pacific Coast Railway. For some 66 years this line ran from the deep water harbor at Port Harford (later Port San Luis) on the Central California coast, north through San Luis Obispo, and then south to the sleepy little town of Los Olivos. This book is an excellent reference work about this railway with station track plans, structure and equipment plans. Contents: Ch. 1: The Story, pp. 1-84; Ch. 2: Over the Line, pp. 85-199; Ch. 3: Motive Power, 200-239; Ch. 4: Rolling Stock, pp. 240-281; Appendix A: Equipment and Fixtures in California, pg. 282; Appendix B: Length of the Electric Track, pp. 283-284; References, pp. 285-288; Index, pp. 289-296. Benchmark Publications, hardcover with dust jacket, 296 pages, 8.5 x 11 x .75 in., B&W photographs and illustrations. Bookseller Inventory # bmp748
Synopsis: This book is ideal for modellers as it contains plans and photos of many of the PC's structures including almost all those in the San Luis Obispo yard. Also includes plans and photos of the line's cars and locomotives, diagrams of each turnout and line-side structure, and a milepost list with every bridge, fence and siding.
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