×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Rails Around McCloud (Images of Rail Series)
  • Alternative view 1 of Rails Around McCloud (Images of Rail Series)
  • Alternative view 2 of Rails Around McCloud (Images of Rail Series)
     

Rails Around McCloud (Images of Rail Series)

by Jeff Moore, Stephen And Leone, Matt Larose
 

See All Formats & Editions


California’s northeastern corner is dominated by the 14,162-foot-tall presence of Mount Shasta. On the southeastern flank of the great mountain lies the picturesque town of McCloud. The McCloud River Railroad established its operational headquarters in the town in 1897. The next seven decades saw the railroad and the affiliated McCloud River Lumber Company

Overview


California’s northeastern corner is dominated by the 14,162-foot-tall presence of Mount Shasta. On the southeastern flank of the great mountain lies the picturesque town of McCloud. The McCloud River Railroad established its operational headquarters in the town in 1897. The next seven decades saw the railroad and the affiliated McCloud River Lumber Company carve hundreds of miles of railroad into the pine forests and lava beds east of McCloud, eventually reaching as far as Lookout to the east and the Burney Basin to the south. The McCloud River Railroad eked out a living hauling lumber, diatomaceous earth, and occasional tourists until 1992, when the new McCloud Railway Company purchased the property. In 1996, the new owners launched the Shasta Sunset Dinner Train to supplement the declining freight business. Economic conditions forced the railroad to abandon the entire railway east of McCloud in 2006, but the dinner train has kept rolling, keeping the rails west of McCloud shiny.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738555645
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
01/09/2008
Series:
Images of Rail Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
892,920
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.35(d)

Meet the Author


Author Jeff Moore grew up less than a mile from the Lake Britton Bridge, which led to a fascination with the McCloud railroads from an early age. Images of Rail: Rails Around McCloud brings the entire history of these unique enterprises to life in over 200 photographs from private and public collections.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews