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This is a second-hand hardcover book.

Condition: The book has no dust jacket (it may not have been issued with one). The book has no faults; it's in as new condition.

The dimensions: 227 x 288 mm
Pages: 336
Publisher: Oso Publishing
Publication date: 2002 first edition


The Modoc: Southern Pacific’s Back Door to Oregon
By Jack Bowden & Tom Dill

The Southern Pacific's (SP's) Modoc Line was built for the sole purpose of providing a shortcut for forest products moving from the lush forests of Oregon to mid-western and eastern markets by way of Ogden, Utah. This remote and virtually unknown line cut across the high desert country of North-eastern California from Klamath Falls, Oregon to Fernley, Nevada, crossing four major summits with a 140-mile helper district. As many as four articulated locomotives in a single train were commonplace. This was mountain railroading at its very best.

The book gives you the complete story, from the roots of the narrow-gauge Nevada-California-Oregon Railway in 1880 to the final operation of a through train by Union Pacific on June 30, 1997. They are all here-personal recollections by the employees, train orders, timetables, maps, and a plethora of photos-in this action-packed history of the Modoc Line.


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