From Main Lines to Logging Lines
West Coast Steam Railroading in the 1950s
By Charles H. Givens.
Cloth with dust jacket, 8.5x11", 128 pages, 220+ color (incl 80+ color SP photos), 10 b/w images. 2017.
"The fifties were exciting times for West Coast railfans.
"With steam still leading freight and passenger consists while handsomely attired diesels began to proliferate, the many short lines and essential logging lines producing tonnage for the northwest main line railroads.
Charles Given's visits to busy steam locales produced this plentiful supply of both color and b/w images. You've got the SP of course, Santa Fe, the Western Pacific - as well as Arcata and Mad River and Georga Pacific, to name just a couple of the shorty contributors to the heavily trafficked mainstays."