Picture vast areas of burning sand and hot rock--uninhabited terrain teeming with cactus. Now picture today’s fast, colorful trains traveling through this beautiful but harsh landscape. This new book is a dramatic winner in every respect!
In this deluxe 172-page coffee table volume, author/photographer Steve Schmollinger has assembled a large variety of spectacular modern-day images of railroading in the desert. He has included a range of states, of railroads both large and small, and trains hauling everything from general merchandise, to unit coal trains, to container and inter-modal trains.
With detailed historical commentary to help understand present-day railroading in the West, Desert Railroading is a colorful tribute to past, present and future railroads that serve this region. Hardcover, six compelling chapters, 157 dramatic color photos, 11½ x 10", complete index.