Mark Hornbeck 300 pages hardcover
The Southern Pacific Railroad was a major transportation force in northern California and regions of western Oregon from its construction beginning in the 1870s until the company was merged out of existence in 1996. Face with many daunting challenges of geography and distance, the SP was always in the forefront of locomotive development and utilization. This book covers the modern day Southern Pacific Transportation Company between Portland, Oregon and Sacramento, California through the extraordinary photography of Mark C Hornbeck as he travels the Golden Empire in search of contemporary railroading at its best. This book features over 300 never before published color photographs.