Stan Trzoniec hardcover
Railroading through any mountain location sets the scene for some exciting action. In his new American Railscape book on Mountain Railroading, Stan Trzoniec deals with the everyday challenges of railroads on both the east and west coast of this country. Through his photography and text, he shows the rail enthusiast how the Boston & Albany on the east and the combination of the Union Pacific and the BNSF on the west, handle the enormous task of lifting thousands of tons up and over elevations that were only a dream a hundred years ago.
Opening with the Boston & Albany, Stan begins with the grade on the Berkshire subdivision at Wilbraham working west. From here, you witness high horsepower diesels march up Washington Hill with the summit only a few miles ahead. We go downgrade into Hinsdale, on to Pittsfield and to the border of New York state. Moving to the western part of the country, the Union Pacific and BNSF traverse the Mojave subdivision around the famed Tehachapi Loop where 3,000 men labored with only a pick and shovel over 150 years ago.
Over 268 photos of both locations with extended captions including never before published black and white images on the B&A taken by the late Robert K. LaPorte. With the detailed history of both locations, this book will find a treasured place in any railfans library.