Southern Pacific Railroad (Railroad Color History)

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9780760306147: Southern Pacific Railroad (Railroad Color History)

A colorful look at the great American railroad - the Southern Pacific. The Southern Pacific Railroad is one of the most important railroads in the US. In its heyday, Southern Pacific operating revenues were overshadowed only by the New York Central and Pennsylvania Railroad. Southern Pacific is famous for participating in the building of the transcontinental railroad, its fleet of Daylight streamlined passenger trains, and its 200 "Cab-Forward" steam locomotives. Information-packed!

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More than just a railroad, the Southern Pacific was an empire, anchored in San Francisco but stretching from Portland, Oregon, to several ports on the Gulf of Mexico. For many years it was, in fact, the nation’s only true “transcontinental” railroad. This illustrated history tells the tale of SP’s development from 1861 through its 1996 acquisition by Union Pacific. Through some 150 archival photographs, route maps, period ads, and timetables, readers are treated to the history of steam and diesel power on the "Espee," as well as freight and passenger operations.

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In 1999, Brian Solomon produced a definitive illustrated history of the Southern Pacific. With this updated edition, the prolific rail author and photographer has gathered more than 150 black-and-white and color photographs, along with timetables, postcards, and ads not included in the first go-around, to provide readers with a fresh look at this North American railroading icon, from the mid-nineteenth century to its 1996 merger into Union Pacific and beyond.

More than just a railroad, the Southern Pacific was an empire. From austere western roots, it grew into a far-flung railroad of some 17,000 route miles anchored in San Francisco but stretching from Portland, Oregon, to the Gulf of Mexico.

This illustrated history traces that development and rise to transportation stalwart beginning. Thanks to the collection of images assembled here, railfans are treated to a rich visual rundown of the history of SP steam and diesel power, and freight and passenger operations. In addition to images of the Southern Pacific’s flashy red and orange Daylight streamliners, Solomon features photography from the railroad’s fabled Coast Line, Shasta Route, Golden State Route, and the granddaddy of ’em all, the Overland Route.

Winding down with SP’s 1996 acquisition and a recap of how SP freight and passenger infrastructures were incorporated into former rival UP and Amtrak, respectively, Solomon shows that the “Espee” truly lives on today.

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