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Description - Rails of California's Central Coast by Walter Rice

Diversity is the prime characteristic of the California Central Coast's many rail operations. Readers will be attracted by the varying scope of Central Coast--Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Luis Obispo Counties--rail systems. They range from local horsecar services and the narrow-gauge electrified plant railroad that served the Santa Cruz Cement Company at Davenport to the Southern Pacific Railroad's Coast Line and its engineering marvel Cuesta Grade, highlighted by the world-famous horseshoe curve. Local streetcar systems and long-ceased regional railroads are part of the area's rail legacy. Rare historic images blended with contemporary photography chronicle the region's railways from times past to the present.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781531635527
ISBN-10: 1531635520
Format: Hardback
(244mm x 170mm x 10mm)
Pages: 130
Imprint: Arcadia Publishing Library Editions
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Library Editions
Publish Date: 2-Jan-2008

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