California's Railroad Era 1850-1911
Author: Ward McAfee
published by Golden West Books
First Edition 1973
Hardcover with Dust Jacket
This is the dramatic and fascinating story of California's railroads during their golden era — the time when determined men tied the Atlantic to the Pacific with bands of steel rails and then extended their empire throughout the state.
This volume presents, for the first time, California's over-all railroad story. Featured is the building of the Central Pacific eastward to meet the Union Pacific, the construction of Southern Pacific lines within California, and the building of the Sunset Route into the Southwest. Also portrayed is how the Southern Pacific prevented the Texas Pacific from reaching a California terminal, and the outmanneuvering of Collis P. Huntington and his Southern Pacific by the Atlantic and Pacific with Santa Fe Railway backing. Included is the building of the California Southern north from San Diego, the coming of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, and the development of various smaller railroads like the California Pacific, Western Pacific, and others which formed California's rail network.
California's Railroad Era 1850-1911 presents an outstanding and exotic picture of California's railroads. A brilliant text and captions complement the illustrations and maps, and take the reader back to the time when the railroads ruled the Golden State.
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