"Tickets Please" . . . All about California Railroads, by Dolan Eargle, Jr., paperback (good condition)
A California Living Book. All Aboard! Come along for the ride and the most action-packed and informative book ever written about the railroads of California. For history, sections include Establishment and Rampant Growth, Rise of the Transcontinentals/Expansion, Curbing the Giants, The Rise and Demise of Several Short Lines, Expansion and Decline of Public Transit, The Depression and the Internal Combustion Engine, The Diesel and the Airplane, and After the Days of Steam. For a look at California railroads today, stop off in Northern, Central, and Southern California - including stops at Monorails/Miniatures/Operating Freight Roads and Their Shops and Yards/Regional/Commercial Freight and Transit Lines/Short Lines/Government Railroads/Railroadiana/Museums/Clubs/Restaurants/Bookstores/Retired Steamers/Model Shops and Models of Early Railroads. Also covered are the Virginia & Truckee, Cable Cars, Amtrak, Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad, the Calcutta & Odessa, the Griffith Park & Southern and many more. And then go to the railroad parks, zoos, the great amusement centers and public parks up and down the state where the fun and the thrill of railroads still live. Don't forget to check the special subject and place-name index before you go for the schedules, locations and fares - it's all here.