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Signor, John R.

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ISBN 10: 0870951017 / ISBN 13: 9780870951015
Verlag: Golden West Books, San Marino, CA, 1988
Verkäufer Robert Gavora, Fine & Rare Books, ABAA (Talent, OR, USA)

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The Salt Lake Route began life as the San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad, a route closely following the old Mormon Trail. Presented in detail is the early construction at both ends of the line, building the right-of-way through Clover Canyon and Meadow Valley Wash, extension of tracks into Utah's Tintic Mining District, construction across the great American desert, trackage rights from the Santa Fe over Cajon Pass, purchase of the Los Angeles Terminal in order to secure access to Los Angeles Harbor and establishment of the famous Los Angeles Limited. 256 pages with more than 365 illustrations and photographs, 20 maps, 8 color plates, timetables and rosters. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 25617

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Verlag: Golden West Books, San Marino, CA

Erscheinungsdatum: 1988

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included

Auflage: First edition, first printing

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Fascinating and lavishly illustrated history of the Los Angles and Salt Lake Railroad, the Union Pacific's Salt Lake Route. The author, a noted railroad historian, traces the line from its origins as the San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad under Sen. William A. Clark. The book provides a detailed look at the construction of this and predecessor lines, the extension into Utah's Tintic mining district, construction across the great Amercian desert, trackage rights from the Santa Fe over Cajon Pass, purchase of the Los Angeles Terminal, and establishment of the famed Los Angeles Limited. E. H. Harriman's role in obtaining a 50% interest in the line and the eventual merger into UP are described, as are the battles with floods in the Meadow Valley Was and Afton Canyon, freight and passenger operations, dispatching and signaling problems, early dieselizatin due to water shortages, the Mission style stations, tunnels, bridges, shops and physical plant. Also covered are service to Zion, Bryce, Cedar Breaks and the Grand Canyon, development of the desert helper district, the discovery of oil on Terminal Island, the coming of the streamliners, branch line operations, electrification of the Glendale line, the effect of World War II, and the arrival of CTC, piggyback and container service, and the Day Live Stock service. All the locomotives are on view -- steam and diesels of every kind, Centennials, U-50s, SD-40s and experimental turbines. including Illustrated throughout with black and white photos and a few color photos. With numerous maps, timetables. 256 pages.

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