John Signor hardcover
Mountain Railroading in Southern California has always been synonymous with names like Tehachapi, Cajon Pass and Beaumont Hill. While the 2 former passes have been the subject of several published histories, Beaumont Hill, Southern Pacific's gateway to southern California from the east, has been largely overlooked. From its fragile beginnings in the 1870's up to today's heavy double stack traffic, every facet of Beaumont Hill's long and colorful history has been explored. The book traces the evolution of motive power used on the line from American and Consolidation types to modern day high tech diesels, as well as following the rise and decline of passenger service over the line. Over 250 illustrations. "