Southern Pacific: Sacramento Division

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The time from the late-1950s until the mid-1990s were years of transition and decline of the SP's influence in the west; however, the photographs and extended captions presented here emphasize the railroad in its former, healthy condition. With 223 photographs by 45 photographers, Southern Pacific: Sacramento Division presents a thorough look at SP's mainline and branchline operations from Dunsmuir to Fresno, and from Sacramento to Ogden. The presentation illustrates the dramatic geographic and geologic conditions through which the Southern Pacific's various Sacramento Division lines were built, from pastoral farming land, to deserts, to rugged mountains. This pictorial is intended as the second in a series of all-color volumes covering Southern Pacific's various operating divisions. Southern Pacific: Oregon Division was first, and others will follow. These volumes will provide a definitive look at what was once the most significant railroad in the American West.

Contents:

Chapter 1: Sacramento Valley

Chapter 2: San Joaquin Valley

Chapter 3: Valley Branches

Chapter 4: Donner Crossing

Chapter 5: Donner Winter

Chapter 6: Overland West

Chapter 7: Overland East