Signed by the author.
This is a well-done book about a little but famous railroad. Most images are sharp, color images. The few B&W images are of the early history of the Sierra Railroad. If you have an interest in the Sierra Railroad, this will be a nice addition to your library.
Glory of the Sierra is the latest book to be published by the Tuolumne County Historical Society, authored by Chuck Holland. This 120-page book blends photographs, artwork, and articles from past issues of Chispa to provide an interesting look at the Sierra Railroad and the Jamestown maintenance facility that exists today as Railtown 1897 State Historic Park.
The book includes 21 digital images of oil paintings by artist Patrick Karnahan and 135 never before published color photographs by nine photographers.
Glorious Years in the Golden Age of Steam, pp. 1-12;
Passenger and Freight Trains on the Sierra, pp. 13-35;
Gone to Glory, pp. 36-45;
Glory and Immortality in the Movies, pp. 46-64;
Glorious Era of Double Headers and Dinner Trains, pp. 65-93;
Glory Rolls into the 21st Century, pp. 94-112.
Tuolumne County Historical Society, hardcover, 112 pages, 11 x 8.5 x .5 in., Color and B&W photographs, Color Artwork.