To build Big Creek, the world's largest hydroelectric project in 1912, they needed a railroad, and they needed it in a hurry. And so the 56-mile San Joaquin and Eastern was built - in only 157 days. Big Creek, up in California's High Sierra, became an important part of the Southern California Edison Company power system. The railroad was interesting and spectacular, but after the big project was complete its importance waned and it finally died in 1933. This book presents the complete history of the San Joaquin and Eastern Railroad, built in 157 days to bring men and materials to the Big Creek project, then the world's largest hydroelectric power plant. Over 240 black and white photos and illustrations show off the railroad, the locomotives, and the rolling stock. With maps, schematics, timetables, and equipment rosters. Revised Second Edition 1966 Trans-Anglo Books. Hardcover with protected dw. Good condition, dw has minor tears and nicks. Inside in good condition. 128pp. UJ-1VLP-SPSU
The Railroad That Lighted Southern California (Johnston)
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