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THE VISALIA ELECTRIC RAILROAD - SOUTHERN PACIFIC'S ORANGE GROVE ROUTE/Kauke

Book: $44.95 USD

This nice book features the complete history of the Visalia Electric, an SP subsidary operating in California's San Joaquin Valley. Chapter headings: Early Railroad Developments; Railway Construction Begins; The Electric Railway is Energized; Heyday of the Orange Grove Route; Competition and the Strathmore Branch; Farewell to the Orange Cars; Chowchilla, San Jose & Fresno; Freight Operations Under Wire; A New Breed of Horses; and Twilight on the Orange Grove Route. Also included are locomotive, car and equipment rosters. List price $55.00, hardcover, mostly b&w photos, but some color; 167 pages.