Amador Central Railroad, California (Images of Rail Series)

Amador Central Railroad, California (Images of Rail Series)

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by Deborah Coleen Cook
     
 


Resting in the community park in Ione, California, is old No. 7, affectionately known as "Iron Ivan," the last steam engine that served on the Amador Central Railroad. At the southern edge of town, one can glimpse the rails it once rode. Built in 1904, the Amador Central Railroad--a 12-mile, standard-gauge short line that snakes its way through the Sierra Nevada…  See more details below

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Resting in the community park in Ione, California, is old No. 7, affectionately known as "Iron Ivan," the last steam engine that served on the Amador Central Railroad. At the southern edge of town, one can glimpse the rails it once rode. Built in 1904, the Amador Central Railroad--a 12-mile, standard-gauge short line that snakes its way through the Sierra Nevada foothills from Ione to Martell--served both passengers and freighters for a century until 2004. It was said to be the slowest line in California, with over 75 curves and a grade of four percent in some places. In 2010, Sierra Pacific Industries sold the railroad to a nonprofit consortium to preserve the historic line.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738575506
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
10/10/2011
Series:
Images of Rail Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,379,788
Product dimensions:
9.18(w) x 6.58(h) x 0.34(d)

Meet the Author


Historical archaeologist and former Amador County archivist Deborah Coleen Cook presents here a unique group of images from the railroad and county archival materials, taking the reader on a journey through the history of the line. Cook serves as a board member on the nonprofit management committee that recently acquired the Amador

Central Railroad. The Images of Rail series celebrates the history of rail, trolley, streetcar, and subway transportation across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the people, places, and events that helped revolutionize transportation and commerce in 19th- and 20th-century America. Arcadia is proud to play a part in the preservation of local heritage, making history available to all.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just loved this book. I grow up in Ione and didn't know half of this about the train. Deborah Cook THANK-YOU. You did a wonderful job of putting this together with the information, pictures, and maps. I bought 4 so my sisters could have the book and enjoy it as much as I have.