Freight Service

Beaumont Hill


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

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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.

Piggyback and Containers


Piggyback and Containers: A History of Rail Intermodal on America’s Steel Highway by David J. DeBoer presents the complete intermodal story, from the earliest days of trailers on flatcars to today’s contemporary containerized nationwide rail system.

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Railroad Photography: Western States


The end of steam and the dawn of diesel power was the time when Navy photographer Robert O. Hale began documenting western railroads. David P. Morgan, longtime editor of Trains Magazine, classified Hale’s work as unique and innovative.

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.

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