by Elrond Lawrence
A book from the Los Angeles Railroad Heritage Foundation The ultimate journey for fans of railroads and the Mother Road!
$35.00 – Hardcover with dust jacket
192 pages, Over 300 photos
16 more pages, plus updated text & photos
Color endpaper maps
Post cards & memorabilia
Revised and Expanded! Route 66 Railway explores the relationship between U.S. Highway 66 and the Santa Fe Railway in the American Southwest. For 90 years and more than 800 miles, these famous routes have been constant companions through California, Arizona, and New Mexico. This book is a visual road trip over these icons and the land they traverse, filled with spectacular photography and engaging text.
Nine decades of history bind these ribbons of steel and asphalt; each has experienced triumph, decline, and rebirth. U.S. Highway 66 was decommissioned in 1985, not long after the final section in Williams, Arizona was bypassed by Interstate 40.
Yet both legends thrive with newfound popularity. Route 66 has undergone a renaissance among travelers who want to experience the real American adventure, far from bland interstates. BNSF has become one of the nation's busiest railroads - as many as 100 trains a day parallel the old highway through deserts, mountains, canyons, and dusty towns filled with warm souls and a determination to endure.
Nearly 300 dramatic photographs will transport you up California's Cajon Pass, across the Mojave Desert and Arizona Divide, and past the mesas of New Mexico. Experience places where the worlds of road and railroad meet, recall the days when crossing the Southwest was an adventure. Visit colorful cafes, tourist traps, motor courts, railroad depots, and more, all amid the thunder of passing trains. In Route 66 Railway, the journey is the destination!
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EL CAMINO REAL – HIGHWAY 101 & THE ROUTE OF THE DAYLIGHT
by Tom Zimmerman and Roger L. Titus
A book from the Los Angeles Railroad Heritage Foundation
Follow the Route of the Southern Pacific Daylight
Hardbound, 208 pages
Over 250 photos
Color endpaper memorabilia
Post cards & maps
From the treks of the padres who established the missions of California, El Camino Real – the King's Highway – became the dramatic story of the Golden State.
The birth of the automobile era in the early twentieth century and the construction of Highway 101 so near to many of the twenty-one missions enhanced that story. Adding drama in the 1930s was the introduction of the Southern Pacific's celebrated Daylight passenger trains along the same route.
The relationship of the missions, the coastal highway, and the railroad paralleling them – never previously explored together – has at last been told. Lively descriptions and thoughtful analysis by historians Tom Zimmerman and Roger L. Titus bring that story to life, enriched by beautiful vintage and modern images and post cards.
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