COAST LINES DEPOTS: Valley Division

This follow-up to their informative work on Santa Fe’s Los Angeles Division covers the structures of the original Valley Division between Barstow and San Francisco, CA. The historical and photographic compendium includes, in addition to the original San Francisco & San Joaquin Valley Railway, the Randsburg and Sunset Rys. and trackage jointly owned or operated with the Southern Pacific. This includes the Mojave to Kern Junction segment via Tehachapi Loop; and the Arvin, Porterville-Orosi, Richgrove, Oil City and Treadwell branches. But this is not just a book about depots, it is a history of the Valley Division, and includes AT&SF Ry. train, ferry steamship and bus operations, interlocking towers and Fred Harvey service. There are also updates regarding the San Joaquin Valley and Tulare Valley railroads as well as Amtrak. This publication, including rare timetable and depot drawing reproductions, is a valuable research tool for historians, modelers and railfans alike. Contains more than 320 black and white photographs and illustrations, 8 color plates and 8 detailed maps. There is no other “one” book that covers the material contained in this volume.

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Book Details

Pages

240

Cover

8 1/2" x 11" Hardcover; Full color dustjacket

Edition

1996

About The Author

Lee Gustafson

Phil Serpico

This follow-up to their informative work on Santa Fe’s Los Angeles Division covers the structures of the original Valley Division between Barstow and San Francisco, CA. The historical and photographic compendium includes, in addition to the original San Francisco & San Joaquin Valley Railway, the Randsburg and Sunset Rys. and trackage jointly owned or operated with the Southern Pacific. This includes the Mojave to Kern Junction segment via Tehachapi Loop; and the Arvin, Porterville-Orosi, Richgrove, Oil City and Treadwell branches. But this is not just a book about depots, it is a history of the Valley Division, and includes AT&SF Ry. train, ferry steamship and bus operations, interlocking towers and Fred Harvey service. There are also updates regarding the San Joaquin Valley and Tulare Valley railroads as well as Amtrak. This publication, including rare timetable and depot drawing reproductions, is a valuable research tool for historians, modelers and railfans alike. Contains more than 320 black and white photographs and illustrations, 8 color plates and 8 detailed maps. There is no other “one” book that covers the material contained in this volume.

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