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Sacramento Southern Railroad, Ca (Paperback)

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The Sacramento Southern Railroad was born into a famous railroad family and a busy railroad town in July 1903. The mighty Southern Pacific, which controlled the new line from the outset, built south from Sacramento along the eastern bank of the Sacramento River into the delta''s rich farmland area. At its zenith, the line was about 31 miles long, serving the communities of Freeport, Hood, Locke, Walnut Grove, and Isleton. Trains on what became known as the Walnut Grove Branch hauled pears, sugar beets, asparagus and other products from the agricultural region''s packing sheds and canneries. Competition from trucking and damage from flooding took a severe toll on the railroad, and the Southern Pacific largely abandoned it by 1978, but a portion lives on as a labor of love.

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Publisher Arcadia Pub
Mfg Part# 9780738569864
SKU 210553793
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0738569860
Release Date 3/1/2009
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0127
Publisher Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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