The part of the Union Pacific's history is complex. It is all here, from the predecessor railroads, through Depression and war, to the many postwar changes and adjustments. Fascinating coverage here includes the many complications at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, the suburban branches and the intricate passenger arrangements needed to serve the territory. Rivalry and cooperation mark dealings with Santa Fe, Pacific Electric and Southern Pacific. This book will be of great interest to Union Pacific fans and to anyone interested in Southern California history.
Author Jeff S. Asay, 496 pages, 562 photos, 60 maps, 100 graphics.