Title: Railroads of Nevada and Eastern California ...
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
Publication Date: 2007
Book Condition: New
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
The final volume in the complete history of Nevada and Eastern California railroads. This book will ship from the University of Nevada Press warehouse in Chicago. David Myrick's monumental railroad histories have become essential reference works for railroaders, historians, and hobbyists. His previous two Volumes on the railroads of Nevada and Eastern California provide a rich record of rail transport in the region, including independent roads, short lines, and narrow-gauge roads, as well as many ephemeral roads built to serve mines or construction projects. Lavishly illustrated with period photographs and maps, and rich in historical detail, they are a major contribution to the transportation history of the West. Volume III contains additional information about the northern roads, including some not covered in previous volumes, and about developments since the publication of the first two volumes in the railroads of the region. It provides new facts gleaned from the recently discovered correspondence of Collis P. Huntington, one of the builders of the Central Pacific and Southern Pacific railroads. This volume also covers roads connected with the lumber industry and the construction of electric power plants, and Southern Pacific branch lines, including some that never advanced beyond surveys. Chapters: Central Pacific Railroad, pp. 1-46; Fernley & Lassen Railway Co., pp. 47-72; Modoc Northern Rwy. and Goose Lake & Southern Rwy., pp. 73-74; Carson & Colorado Rwy., pp. 75-96; The Final Years of the Nevada-California-Oregon Rwy., pp. 97-112; Surprise Valley Rwy., pp. 113-116; Sierra Valleys Rwy., pp. 117-138; Boca & Loyalton RR, pp. 139-150; Quincy & Eastern Rwy. Co., pp. 151-168, Indian Valley RR., pp. 169-192; Spanish Peak Lumber Co., pp. 193-202; Quincy Lumber Co., pp. 203-210; Massack Timber and Lumber Co., pp. 211-216; Sloat Lumber Co., pp. 217-224; Nibley-Stoddard Lumber Co., pp. 225-228; Davies Box and Lumber Co., pp. 229-240; Feather River Lumber Co., pp. 241-250; Clover Valley Lumber Co., pp. 251-266; Red River Lumber Co., pp. 267-282; Northern California RR Co., pp. 283-286; Fruit Growers Lumber Co., pp. 287-302; Lassen Lumber and Box Co., pp. 303-314; Feather River Rwy., pp. 315-330; Swayne Lumber Co., pp. 331-340; Feather River Power Plant Railroads, pp. 341-344; Lake Almanor and Caribou Powerhouse, pp. 345-358; Bucks Lake RR, pp. 359-362; Oro Electric Corp., Proposed RR to Power Plant on Yellow Creek, pp. 363-364; Recent Developments in Nevada Railroads, pp. 365-381; Index, pp. 381-392. Once again, David Myrick's far-reaching research has produced an invaluable record of the development of rail transportation in the Far West. This final volume to his study of the roads of Nevada and Eastern California is a fascinating history of western railroads and the region they helped to build. University of Nevada Press, hardcover with jacket, 376 pages, 8.5 x 11 x 1.25 in., illustrated with over 300 B&W photographs, many never before published, and route maps. Bookseller Inventory # unp015
Synopsis: 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.
The final volume in the complete history of Nevada and Eastern California railroads David Myrick's monumental railroad histories have become essential reference works for railroaders, historians, and hobbyists. Volume III contains additional information about the northern roads, including some not covered in previous volumes, and about developments since the publication of the first two volumes in the railroads of the region. It provides new facts gleaned from the correspondence of Collis P. Huntington, one of the builders of the Central Pacific and Southern Pacific railroads. It also covers roads connected with the lumber industry and the construction of electric power plants, and Southern Pacific branch lines, including some that never advanced beyond surveys.
From the Publisher: "This is an admirable regional history of the last 150 years of regional growth with a sharp focus on the chief engine of that growth--the trains. Deeply, lovingly researched, Myrick's will stand as the definitive history." --Reference & Research Book News
"An absolute must for anyone interested in Western history, written with wit and pizazz, and presented with real skill." --The Coast Book Review
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