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by John R. Signor

Free eBook Tehachapi, Southern Pacific - Santa Fe download ISBN: 0870950886
Author: John R. Signor
Publisher: Golden West Books (October 1, 1983)
Language: English
Pages: 272
Category: Traveling
Subcategory: United States
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Rating: 4.9
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This book i thought was very immformitive about the Southern Pacific's Donner Pass.

This book i thought was very immformitive about the Southern Pacific's Donner Pass. It told quite a bit about not only the operations on the railroad but also about all of the equipment that is used to keep and mantain the railroad through the harsk Sierra Mt. winters. It also gave a good overview of Southern Pacific as a whole and told about the numerous operations of Southern in and around the Donner Pass area.

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The celebrated Loop made possible the lifting of the grade 2,734 feet from the base of the range to the summit of the pass itself 3,969 feet above sea level.

ISBN 10: 0870950886, ISBN 13: 9780870950889.

272 pages with photographs, some in color, and maps. Small name stamp on reverse of the front endpaper. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket with tiny chip at the head of the spine panel. ISBN 10: 0870950886, ISBN 13: 9780870950889. Published by Golden West Books, San Marino, CA, 1983.

ISBN 9780870950889 (978-0-87095-088-9) Hardcover, Golden West Books, 1983. Founded in 1997, BookFinder.

Автор John R. Signor. Издатель: Golden West Books (1983 . Книга The Northern Pacific Railway of McGee and Nixon: Classic Photographs of Equipment and Environment During the 1930-1955 Period (Железная дорога Northern Pacific в фотографиях Макги и Никсона: классические фотографии оборудования и окружающей среды в период 1930-1955 г.

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This book by John Signor is among the best of the Signor tradition. Extra fine hand drawn maps, rich text about the present and history of each stop AND information about the overall area are Signor's hallmark. If you want to know about heavy-duty western mountain railroading, get it! Read it!. Popular Categories. Teen and Young Adult.

The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (reporting mark ATSF), often referred to as the Santa Fe or AT&SF, was one of the larger railroads in the United States, named after the cities and towns of Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe. Chartered in F. .

To create a demand for its services, the railroad set up real estate offices and sold farmland from the land grants that it was awarded by Congress

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As with all John Signor's many books, he "puts you there" in the places he writes about. The photography is well chosen and is a balanced part of the whole picture. It's not just the locomotives and rolling stock, Mr. Signor has a superb sense of place and time. The balance of all the factors needed to understand a specific place served by a railroad is a hallmark of this author's work. Each factor: his skilled writing, the choice of photography, the color art, the use of detailed maps and long-distance views put together an experience of place and time for the reader.
Not incidentally, the volume itself is high quality and put together in a very sturdy way to survive decades into the future. This is a book to come back to and to pass on to someone who appreciates trains, railroads and the unique view inside Mr. Signor's books. John Signor steps into the hallowed league of the great railroad writers of bygone eras.

Dr Bil Hawklns
Another John Signor work of art. Probably the only drawback is the same with all books of this venue...some things not included due to space limitations. Unquestionably the highlight for me is John's signature hand-drawn cartography. Excellent photo selections and an in depth historical narrative (important to me...there are plenty of "coffee table" books out there). If you want to become proficient about this district, you need this book. As a BNSF trainman having worked out of Los Angeles (Hobart, Watson) and other Coast Lines locations (San Berdoo, Needles, Bakersfield and now Fresno/Richmond), I actually used this book on several occasions helping me familiarize on the territory after I marked up at Bakersfield.
This is another great book by John Signor. Quality research and writing, along with beautiful photography highlight the history of Tehachapi as it relates to the Southern Pacific and Santa Fe Railroads. Very enjoyable reading.
A loop to remember
Good story about the Railroad, but lacked a personal touch about personal issues...I would have liked to hear about those who did the railroad building and how they handled the manpower and politics regarding the project...
Great book on a great piece of Railroad Real estate. Always find books by John Signor to be as complete as possible and well worth the money. Needs to be in every SP and ATSF library.
adventure time
Signor has written the most in depth look at railroading in the Tehachapis I've seen, lots of great photos and info, would recommend this HIGHLY
First of all my brother loved the book . He is a Southern Pacific rail fan. Having grown up in the area of Southern California we have been all of those hills and tracks. Thanks Very much Bill and Paul Hines