The Southern Pacific Railroad was a major transportation force in northern California and regions of western Oregon from its construction beginning in the 1870s until the Company was merged out of existence in 1996. Faced with many daunting challenges of geography and distance, the SP was always in the forefront of locomotive development and utilization.
In the SPH&TS's latest book, The Southern Pacific in Northern California & Oregon, The Diesel-Era In Color, observe the modern-day Southern Pacific Transportation Company between Portland, Oregon and Sacramento, California through the extraordinary photography of Mark C. Hornbeck as he travels the Golden Empire in search of contemporary railroading at its best.
In this 300 page landscape format book featuring 300 never before published photographs in color, you will see the diesel-era SP as you have never seen it before. Well known railroad artist John Winfield provides another exciting painting for the cover.
Dedication, Introduction, pp. 7-12;
On the Willamette River, Portland to Eugene and on the Chemult, pp. 13-48;
Across the Modoc Plateau, Chemult to Klamath Falls, The Modoc Line, and Klamath to Black River, pp. 49-84;
Through the Siskiyous, Eugene to Black Butte, pp. 85-104;
Down the Sacramento River, Black Butte to Dunsmuir, down to Shasta Lake, pp. 105-156;
Out of the Mountains, Redding to Gerber, pp. 157-198;
To the Redwoods, NWP Eureka to Schellville, pp. 199-214;
In the Sacramento Valley, West Valley and East Valley Lines, branch lines and Roseville to Sacramento, pp. 215-280;
Bibliography, pp. 281-282;
Index, pp. 283-292;
More photographs, pp. 293-296.
Southern Pacific H&TS, hardcover with jacket, 300 pages, 9 x 11.25 x 1 in., all Color photographs with captions.