C.P.R.R.: the Central Pacific Railroad. by Charles Nordhoff.
Reprinted from Marvels of the New West,1882. This is the epic story of building the line across the Sierra Nevada of California, the deserts of Nevada, and the salt flats of Utah to meet the Union Pacific Railroad at Promontory Point on May 10, 1869. Rail fans and history buffs have access today to historic parks and museums at the ends of this line in Sacramento and Promontory Point and along the way at the Donner Lake State Park. There is also an article explaining train travel by passengers at this early date. Period engravings. 48 pages. See sample pages, illustrations.
Inventory = in stock. ISBN-10: 0-89646-097-8. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-097-3. Order #: VIST0097 paper$6.95.
CINDERS & SMOKE: a mile by mile guide for the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Doris B. Osterwald.
Highlights scenic points of interest keyed to numbered posts located every mile along the railroad. These posts originate in Denver where the Denver & Rio Grande Railway originated in 1870, when it ran from Denver to the Durango, Colorado depot. 168 pages, color and black-and-white photographs.
Inventory =1. ISBN: 0-931788-80-3. 2004. Order #: WEGU2287 paper$10.95.
CRIPPLE CREEK RAILROADS. Feitz.
Quick history of Colorado gold camp's railroads and street cars. 30 p., 38 photos.
Inventory = 9. ISBN: None. 1968. Order #: LILO0758 paper$4.95
ON THE ROAD TO YELLOWSTONE: the Yellowstone Trail and American
Highways 1900-1930. by Harold A. Meeks.
Before 1900 long distance travel in America and elsewhere was strictly a railroad phenomenon, but with improvements in the internal combustion engine, automobile travel gradually became popular. First a sporting activity for the wealthy, this new means of locomotion quickly spread to a greater consuming public and a cry for better roads swept across the land. This book traces the history of America's early roads (1900-1916) with an emphasis on the famous Yellowstone Trail that stretched from Boston to Seattle through the northern tier of states. 8 1/2"x11", 208 pages, 276 photos, maps, documents.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 1-57510-079-7.Order #: PIHI2765 paper$15.95.
THE TRAIL OF '42: a pictorial history of the Alaska Highway (book). by Stan Cohen.
We can thank, in part, the cooperation of the United States and Canadian governments for building the road and bringing it to the condition it is in now for the tourist traveling to Canada and Alaska. It has undoubtedly vastly increased the modernization of the North Country, which may in fact be considered a sin to some of the old-timers in the area. 7"x10", 112 pages, 171 photos.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-933126-21-2. Order #: PIHI2770 paper$10.95.
TICKET TO TOLTEC: a mile by mile guide for the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. by Doris B. Osterwald.
Your personal guide for America's longest and highest steam railroad. Line runs along the high and winding route across Cumbres Pass between the Colorado town of Antonito and Chama, New Mexico. Descriptions of sites along the way, arranged by mile. A thorough description and history. 128 pages, 9 x 12, color and black-and-white photographs, maps, references, table, glossary..
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-931788-27-7. 1991. Order #: WEGU6378 paper$10.95.
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