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SP Sacramento Division
Brian Jennison & Victor Neves
White River Productions
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2006-07-27 21:31:20
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Southern Pacific: Sacramento Division

By Brian Jennison and Victor Neves.

Cloth with dust jacket, , 12x9" horizontal format, 144 pages, enameled stock, all color.

"Southern Pacific: Sacramento Division is the second in the series of all-color pictorials of a railroad about which no one is neutral: the Southern Pacific. The first volume, Southern Pacific Oregon Division, is also available.

"For those who loved this proud, arrogant company, Southern Pacific: Sacramento Division presents a retrospective on railroading in northern and central California, Nevada and Utah from the late-1950s until the mid-1990s. These were years of transition and decline of the SP’s influence in the west; however, the photographs and extended captions presented here emphasize the railroad in its former, healthy condition.

"With 223 photographs by 45 photographers, Southern Pacific: Sacramento Division presents a thorough look at SP’s mainline and branchline operations from Dunsmuir to Fresno, and from Sacramento to Ogden... all are covered in these pages. The photographs presented here were selected to illustrate the dramatic geographic and geologic conditions through which the Southern Pacific’s various Sacramento Division lines were built, ranging from pastoral farming scenes to vast deserts, to rugged mountains. It is hoped that, taken together, these volumes will provide a definitive look at what was once the most significant railroad in the American West."