Charles Givens 128 pages hardcover
What heady times existed for the railfan in the early 1950s. Steam was still king (although diesels were making their presence felt), short lines abounded and there were still important logging lines feeding the northwest mainlines. Even the SP narrow gauge was busy. Come ride with us now as we share Charles Givens' 1950s pilgrimage to these citadels of steam railroading, from the mighty SP and Santa Fe to the always runner up WP, to the Georgia Pacific and the Arcata and Mad River and many other stops that help us realize what railroading was like to the young fan of the day.