Pacific Slope Railroads 1854-1900 By George Abdill Dust Jacket 1959 182 Pages
Pacific Slope Railroads 1854-1900 By George Abdill Dust Jacket 1959 182 Pages
Pacific Slope Railroads 1854-1900 By George Abdill Dust Jacket 1959 182 Pages

Pacific Slope Railroads 1854-1900 By George Abdill Dust Jacket 1959 182 Pages

Regular price $12.46 Sale

Used


RailroadTreasures offers the following item:
 
Pacific Slope Railroads 1854-1900 By George Abdill Dust Jacket 1959 182 Pages
 
Pacific Slope Railroads 1854-1900 By George Abdill with Dust Jacket 1959  182 Pages Steam on the rails, Mexico to Canada, a rare collection of photos from the private archives of Historic Western Railroads.
It has been 64 years since old Engine No. 1 of the San Francisco & San Joaquin Valley Railroad panted in from a thirty-five mile an hour flight over the windswept sands and had its picture taken. But to untold thousands the day might have been last week. In the minds of such enthusiasts steam railroads live in lively imagination forever.
After the hearty welcome of Geo. B. Abdill's first picture history, "This Was Railroading," the author turns to the fortunes and fates of the railroads of the Old West. Drivers pound, steam hisses and smoke streams out of diamond stacks as the Central Pacific conquers the Sierra Mountains, the Union Pacific pushes west from the Rockies, the Utah & Northern operates in Morman territory, short line and logging roads feed traffic into Pacific Coast terminals.
Abdill has supplemented his own vast collection of railroadiana, by additions from other famous collections and from the private files of many of the old railroads themselves, and now he shares this superb combination with the reader.
To the clank of link and pin, the pages of "Pacific Slope Railroads" carry the reader from Canada to Mexico alongside Engineer Abdill in the old wooden cabs. The little old trains bowl and buck over the plains, up and down the trial-and-error mountain grades, crawl bravely up timbered slopes into the fir, pine and redwood hinterland. Here in all their nostalgic glory is everything but the sound of them-two dozen journeys into yesterday over the rails that built the West and kept it booming.

All pictures are of the actual item.  If this is a railroad item, this material is obsolete and no longer in use by the railroad.  Please email with questions. Publishers of Train Shed Cyclopedias and Stephans Railroad Directories. Large inventory of railroad books and magazines. Thank you for buying from us.

Shipping charges
Postage rates quoted are for shipments to the US only.    Ebay Global shipping charges are shown. These items are shipped to Kentucky and then ebay ships them to you. Ebay collects the shipping and customs / import fees.   For direct postage rates to these countries, send me an email.   Shipping to Canada and other countries varies by weight.

Payment options
Payment must be received within 10 days. Paypal is accepted.

Terms and conditions
All sales are final. Returns accepted if item is not as described.  Contact us first.  No warranty is stated or implied. Please e-mail us with any questions before bidding.   

Thanks for looking at our items.