Author: Brian Solomon
Reissue; Hardbound; 8.2 x 0.6 x 10.6 inches, 160 pages, November 2007
Publisher: Voyageur Press; Copyright: Andover Junction Publications
In 1999, Brian Solomon produced an illustrated history of the Southern Pacific. With this updated edition, the prolific rail author and photographer has gathered more than 150 black-and-white and color photographs, along with timetables, postcards, and ads not included in the first go-around, to provide readers with a fresh look at this North American railroaded icon, from the mid-nineteenth century to its 1996 merger into Union Pacific and beyond.
Railfans are treated to a rich visual rundown of the history of SP steam and diesel power, as well as freight and passenger operations. In addition to images of the Southern Pacific's flashy red and orange Daylight streamliners, Solomon features photography from the railroad's fabled Coast Line, Shasta Route, Golden State route, and the granddaddy of 'em all, the Overland Route.