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Southern Pacific's Golden Empire: 1954-1958
Southern Pacific's Golden Empire: 1954-1958

Southern Pacific's Golden Empire: 1954-1958

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Joe Dale Morris and Rod Crossley

Southern Pacific Historical and Technical Society, 2011

The Color Photography of John B. Hungerford and Harold F. Stewart by Joe Dale Morris and Rod Crossley.

Travel the Golden Empire through the cameras of John B. Hungerford and Harold F. Stewart in more than 495 mostly never-before-published photographs in color.

Mr. Hungerford, an author and printing company owner, traveled California and the west from one end to the other focusing on the action of the Southern Pacific Railroad's main lines, branch lines, narrow gauge, Nacozari Branch and interchange railroads.

Harold Stewart, a Motorman with the Pacific Electric and later a Locomotive Engineer with the Southern Pacific, traveled throughout the west photographing the SP and other railroad companies. You'll see first hand the photographs as observed through the extraordinary cameras of Misters Hungerford and Stewart.

Considering the era, 98 percent of the book is of steam locomotives at work. Includes some nice photographs of the Magma Arizona, Pickering Lumber and Ferrocarril de Nacozari.

Contents: Acknowledgements and Introduction, pp. 7-12;
The Overland Route (Western Division east of Oakland and north of Lathrop and Sacramento Division), pp. 13-54;
On to Oregon (Salt Lake Division, Shasta Division, Portland Division), pp. 55-90;
Down the Valley (south of Lathrop through Bakersfield to Santa Clarita), pp. 91-140;
Along the Coast (San Francisco to Ventura), pp. 141-162;
From the Ocean to Desert (Ventura to Indio), pp. 163-192;
Eastern California (Keeler Branch), pp. 193-228;
Arizona and Mexico (Nacozari Branch), pp. 229-252;
The Interchange Railroads (short lines, other railroads), pp. 253-282;
Bibliography, Index, pp. 283-296.

Southern Pacific H&TS, hardcover with jacket, 296 pages, 9 x 11.25 x 1 in., all Color photographs with captions.

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