Southern California Railways (Amberley)

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An illustrated review of some of the many railroads that serve the southern half of the Golden State of California. The book begins with an overview of today’s railway operations in the state, which include the passenger operations of Amtrak, Metrolink and San Diego Coaster and the freight operations of Union Pacific and BNSF Railway as well as some short-line operators.

Southern California Railways shows some of the great variety of trains and locomotives that ply their trade in the area. Author, Richard Billingsley, focuses on the area south of San Luis Obispo and Bakersfield, including Los Angeles and San Diego, as well as the Mojave Desert and Salton Sea.

180 high-quality colour images document the railway scene, each accompanied by a descriptive caption providing additional detail. An explanation of Southern California locomotive designations is also included. 96 pages.

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