DATE: April 6, 2018
TIME: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
LOCATION: Livermore Pavilion
Rail Historian Angelo Figone, with an illustrated program, will present his new book The Northwestern Pacific Railroad, Lifeline of the Redwood Empire / Boom and Bust 1951 – 2001. Steam and Diesel operations between Tiburon and Eureka, many railroading details, and dramatic flooding will be shown. Copies of the book will be available for sale.
From the beginning “boom years” of Northern California’s lumber traffic to the demise of the Redwood Empire’s “Lifeline”, this is the 50-year story of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad from 1951 to 2001. The 416-page book documents the challenges and rewards of the Southern Pacific Railroad’s unique subsidiary including excerpts from former NWPRR employees “who were there.” Highlights include:
- 307 photographs with 300 previously unpublished
- 103 color photographs and 83 full page images
- 54 tables & charts documenting carloadings, motive power, and projects
There will be a reception after the show.
For further information call (415) 258-9595.
Cost: $10 Donation