The Western Pacific was an interesting railroad in terms of its history, operations, facilities and equipment. It earned the respect of many perhaps because of its David vs. Goliath image as it competed head to head against the vastly larger Southern Pacific or in part to its attractive orange and silver locomotives, or the California Zephyr and its run through the Feather River Canyon, or even to the lowly boxcars, many of which were adorned with a colorful feather logo.
Come along for a look at the colorful WP with outstanding photographs not only of the fabled California Zephyr equipment, but heavyweight passenger cars, general freight service cars, TOFC flats and trailers, maintenance of way equipment, and finally finishing with cabooses.
The Zephyr's Budd Cars, pp. 6-11;
Heavyweight and Other Passenger Equipment, pp. 12-17;
40 foot Boxcars, pp. 19-27;
50 foot Boxcars, pp. 28-38;
60 and 86 foot Boxcars, pp. 39-43;
Reefers and Insulated Boxcars, 44-61;
Stock Cars, pg. 62;
Flatcars and Bulkheads, pp. 63-69;
TOFC Flats and Trailers, pp. 70-73;
Auto Racks, pp. 74-75;
Mill Gondolas, pp. 76-79;
General Service and Wood Chip Gondolas, pp. 80-83;
Open Hoppers, pp. 84-88;
Covered Hoppers, pp. 89-97
Non-revenue Cars, pp. 98-105;
Work and Wreck Outfit Cars, pp. 106-112;
Derricks and Cranes, pp. 113-115;
Miscellaneous Equipment, pp. 116-117;
Cabooses, pp. 118-128.
Morning Sun Books, hardcover with dust jacket, 128 pages, 11 x 8.5 x .5 in., all Color photographs with captions.