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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.

5 Stars
Tonopah & Tidewater Railroad
Excellent book on a standard gauge railroad that ran in California and Nevada from the early 1900's to 1940. Owned by the borax company. Did not want to put the book down once I started it. Well written, and full of great details for each time period. A good number of photographics show the building of the railroad as well as other short lines that interchanged with the Tonopah & Tidewater Railroad. This is a hardback book, using quality paper in the printing of the book which also helps in providing high quality reproduction of the photographics used by the author.
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Reviewed by:  from Hettinger. on 10/11/2018