San Francisco, CA: Bay Books Limited, 1949. First edition. Cloth over Boards. Small quarto, pp. 187, illustrated with b/w photographs. Very good. Item #19511
Fascinating history of eight of the leading Western narrow gauge railways and the men who built them. Covers the Ilwaco Railroad, the Sumpter Valley, the North Pacific Coast, the South Pacific Coast, the Nevada County Narrow Gauge, the Lake Tahoe, the Pajaro Valley Consolidated and the Pacific Coast Railways. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos and schematic diagrams (many measured from the actual locomotives depicted). With maps of all eight railroads.