Phil Serpico 296 pages hardcover
An historical account of the iconic T&T (1907-1940), the epitome of desert railroading. Originally built by Francis Marion Smith of the famed Twenty Mule Team operations to haul his wealth of borax from the depths of Death Valley, California. It also served as a connecting line to the gold and silver mines of southern Nevada and in later days thrived as a shipper of talc and clay. Includes material on the Death Valley and Baby Gage railroads at Ryan as well as the Bullfrog Goldfield, Las Vegas & Tonopah, Tecopa, Borate & Daggett and the Ludlow and Southern Railroads. Contains nearly 500 black & white photos and illustrations, including time tables and maps, 60 color images of ephemera and a comprehensive locomotive, rolling stock and station name roster.