NOTE: The 2023 Santa Fe and BNSF Color Calendars are now in stock. The Union Pacific, Rio Grande, Norfolk Southern, and CSX Calendars will follow soon and should be available by late August. Be sure to read the information on the web page for each calendar. Yes, the price of the calendars has increased this year. Our paper cost has gone up 85% since the 2022 calendars were printed, and that paper is much harder to acquire with long lead times.

BEAUMONT HILL/Signor

Default Title: $59.95 USD

THIS BOOK HAS BEEN OUT OF PRINT FOR YEARS BUT IS NOW AVAILABLE ONCE AGAIN 

IN STOCK AND SHIPPING AS OF JULY 27, 2021

Beaumont Hill: Southern Pacific’s Southern California Gateway takes you trackside to witness the pageant of over a century of train operations. See multi-engined freights charge upgrade, first, with the sturdy Consolidations of the early 1900s, followed by the mighty cab-forward Mallets of the late steam era and finally on into the diesel age. See Kaiser ore trains struggle upgrade with 20 locomotives, alone. See the ponderous beet drags moving west from the Imperial Valley, and streamliners of another era – in black and white and in color. Not to be overlooked are the more pastoral activities of the branch lines radiating out of Colton (including Pacific Electric’s electrified operations), and the agricultural-oriented operations in the Imperial Valley and along the Inter-California Railway. Crisp maps detail the activities of places like Beaumont, Colton and Indio at their zenith, be it in the 1910s or the late 1940s.

List price $69.95, hardcover, 265 illustrations, maps and color plates, 174 pages. SKU: BEAUMONT. Posted July 26, 2021.