Modoc: Southern Pacific's Backdoor to Oregon

Modoc: Southern Pacific's Backdoor to Oregon




Railroad workers, Bowdon current and Dill retired, recount the story of the railway built to ship lumber from southern Oregon to the major east-west routes in California. After small companies had failed in the attempt, Southern Pacific opened the line in 1929. Not until after World War II was the traffic forecasted actually achieved, and by the late 1980s, there was barely enough tonnage to warrant a single daily train in each direction. Monochrome photographs abound. No mention is made of the people for whom the line was named. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781931064095
Publisher: Oso Publishing Company
Publication date: 04/09/2003
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Modoc Northern1
Chapter 2Nevada-California-Oregon11
Chapter 3Fernley and Lassen47
Chapter 4Depression and War67
Chapter 5Postwar Years: A Time of Prosperity121
Chapter 6End of the Line169
Chapter 7Passenger Service195
Chapter 8Alturas223
Chapter 9Calling Out the Big Hook247
Chapter 10A Crummy Life267
Modoc Line Chronology295
Modoc Line Stations297
Color Photos of the Modoc Line307

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