Southern Pacific Western Division
By Brian Jennison and Victor Neves.
Cloth with dust jacket, 9x12" horizontal format, color and b/w photos throughout, on coated paper. 2019.
"Southern Pacific Western Division is an all-color pictorial covering the operations of the Southern Pacific Railroad in northern and central California, from Sacramento to the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, north to Eureka and south to San Luis Obispo. Seven chapters present stunning color photography of the diverse geography of this part of the Golden State, from redwood forests to open farmland to scenic bayside and ocean vistas to busy urban centers. While emphasis is on operations in the 1960 through 1990 timeframe, Southern Pacific Western Division includes many historic photos from the 1940s and '50s as well, some of which have not previously been published.
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"The work has been reviewed by career Southern Pacific employees whose contributions are gratefully acknowledged. Although the Southern Pacific is gone, having been merged into the giant Union Pacific, the railroad lives on through these photographs, and the reader will come away with an appreciation for this once-mightiest of western roads."