Railroads of Placer County

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Though small in geographic size, Placer County is large in its rich history of railroading in California. These vintage-photograph postcards showcase the 14 different railroads that did or still do exist in some association with Placer County. There were narrow-gauge and standard-gauge, long transcontinental, and short point-to-point railroads. Some railroads were fully contained within the county, and others just touched the county. Some railroads were short-lived operations, while others operated for decades. One railroad still functions today, undiminished after 150 years in service.
ISBN: 9781467128407
Format: Postcard Pack
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Postcards of America
Images: 15
Pages: 15
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 4.25 (h)
Arthur Sommers has a sizable collection of Placer County photographs, and many of them are specifically related to railroads. Roger Staab is the editor for the Placer-Sierra Railroad Heritage Society's monthly newsletter. Sommers received his degree in history and is currently living in Hillsboro, Oregon; Staab received his degree in engineering and lives in Colfax, California.
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