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Sacramento Southern Railroad: Images of Rail

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A Comprehensive Pictorial History

Sacramento Southern Railroad Images of Rail is a comprehensive pictorial history of the Sacramento Southern Railroad, a short-line railroad that operated in California from 1895 to 1983. The book contains over 200 rare and historic photographs, as well as detailed captions and essays that provide a fascinating look at the railroad's history, operations, and impact on the Sacramento region.

Sacramento Southern Railroad (Images of Rail)
Sacramento Southern Railroad (Images of Rail)

4.6 out of 5

Language : English
File size : 44842 KB
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported
Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
Word Wise : Enabled
Print length : 128 pages

The Sacramento Southern Railroad was founded in 1895 to serve the agricultural and industrial needs of the Sacramento Valley. The railroad initially operated a 20-mile line between Sacramento and Galt, but it was soon extended to Stockton and other points in the region. The Sacramento Southern Railroad played a vital role in the development of the Sacramento Valley, transporting crops, livestock, and other goods to market. The railroad also provided passenger service, connecting rural communities to the urban centers of Sacramento and Stockton.

The Sacramento Southern Railroad was acquired by the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1925, but it continued to operate as an independent subsidiary. The railroad faced increasing competition from trucks and other forms of transportation in the post-World War II era, and it eventually ceased operations in 1983. However, the legacy of the Sacramento Southern Railroad lives on in the many communities that it served.

Sacramento Southern Railroad Images of Rail is a valuable resource for anyone interested in the history of California railroads, short-line railroads, or the Sacramento region. The book's rare and historic photographs provide a unique glimpse into the past, and the detailed captions and essays provide a comprehensive overview of the railroad's history, operations, and impact on the region.

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Sacramento Southern Railroad Images of Rail is available for Free Download online and at bookstores throughout the Sacramento region. To Free Download your copy, please visit the publisher's website or your local bookstore.

: 978-1-891640-57-0

Price: $29.95

About the Author

Andrew M. W. Lauder is a lifelong railroad enthusiast and historian. He is the author of several books on California railroads, including Sacramento Southern Railroad Images of Rail and The California Zephyr.

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A Sacramento Southern Railroad Train Crossing The Sacramento River In The Early 1900s. Sacramento Southern Railroad (Images Of Rail)

A Sacramento Southern Railroad Train Passing Through A Field Of Wildflowers In The Sacramento Valley In The 1950s. Sacramento Southern Railroad (Images Of Rail)
A Sacramento Southern Railroad train passing through a field of wildflowers in the Sacramento Valley in the 1950s.
A Sacramento Southern Railroad Train Pulling Into The Station In Galt, California In The 1970s. Sacramento Southern Railroad (Images Of Rail)

Sacramento Southern Railroad (Images of Rail)
Sacramento Southern Railroad (Images of Rail)

4.6 out of 5

Language : English
File size : 44842 KB
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported
Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
Word Wise : Enabled
Print length : 128 pages
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Sacramento Southern Railroad (Images of Rail)
Sacramento Southern Railroad (Images of Rail)

4.6 out of 5

Language : English
File size : 44842 KB
Text-to-Speech : Enabled
Screen Reader : Supported
Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
Word Wise : Enabled
Print length : 128 pages
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