Berkeley: Howell North, 1957. Fourth edition. Hardcover. Clean, tight, crisp 4to, 107pp. Jacket shows some light scuffs and tiny chips to the top edge. Very Good / very good. Item #17728
A comprehensive photographic and textual history of two of the west's most important railroads; the Virginia and Truckee RR that transported passengers, freight, and most importantly SILVER from the Comstock Lode to Reno to SanFrancisco. The other was the Carson and Colorado RR, a narrow gauge that transported passengers and freight from Carson City, Nevada's capital, to Colorado across the hot, dry desert. Written in Lucius Beebe's elegant style, it is a fascinating story of two trains that made history and lots of money for the men that owned them.