Diesel Locomotives

Beaumont Hill


Beaumont Hill: Southern Pacific’s Southern California Gateway takes you trackside to witness the pageant of over a century of train operations.

OUT OF STOCKDonner PassDonner Pass

Donner Pass


Donner Pass by John R. Signor — the full story of rail operations over the West’s first mountain mainline, with the Southern Pacific front and center.

Northern Pacific Diesel Era 1945-1970


Northern Pacific Diesel Era 1945-1970 by Lorenz P. Schrenk and Robert L. Frey tells how the NP gradually and then more rapidly made the transition to diesel-electric motive power. The book covers in detail all of the road’s diesel locomotives, from the beginning in 1945 until 1970.

OUT OF STOCKTehachapiTehachapi



Tehachapi by John R. Signor differs from many histories of the railroad, in that it features two mainline railroads operating over a single mountain grade.

Union Pacific in Southern California


The Union Pacific in Southern California describes historically and pictorially the building and operation of both the Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad and the operation of the Union Pacific Railroad to 1990.

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