Autographed copies from author Jeff Asay!
The history of this part of the Union Pacific 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, and especially the swings between rivalry and cooperation 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.
Since his retirement from UP, author Jeff S. Asay has devoted much of his time to researching and writing about railroad history, as well as devoting numerous hours volunteering at the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento.
496 pages, 562 photos, 60 maps, 100 graphics.