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Railroads of Nevada and Eastern California, Vol. 3: More on the Northern Roads Hardcover – October 3, 2007


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 376 pages
  • Publisher: University of Nevada Press; 1st edition (October 3, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0874177014
  • ISBN-13: 978-0874177015
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.9 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,495,450 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This is an admirable regional history of the last 150 years of regional growth with a sharp focus on the chief engine of that growth--the trains. Deeply, lovingly researched, Myrick's will stand as the definitive history." --Reference & Research Book News

"An absolute must for anyone interested in Western history, written with wit and pizazz, and presented with real skill." --The Coast Book Review

About the Author

David F. Myrick is the author of several books about western history and western railroads, including Railroads of Nevada and Eastern California, Volumes I and II. He lives in Santa Barbara, California.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. Lohse on October 17, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I don't know why everyone doesn't give this three book series five star. Myrick is the definitive railroad reference book for the Virginia and Truckee, Carson and Colorado and other Nevada and Eastern California railroads.

While the Lucius Beebe's are more focused on literary style than truth, when you want to know something about Nevada Railroads this is the first book to go to.

The book also has excellent maps and great photos. Myrick has been doing this for 40 years.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Bob Proctor on February 15, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Ignore the rating on this book! It's a five-ster "must have" if you are interested in the subject, of proportionally less value the less interested you are.

About 15% of the subject matter is additional information about RRs covered in Volume I (the Central Pacific, Carson & Colorado, N-C-O, etc.). The CPRR in particular has new photos and track diagrams of early division points. This material is interesting but of limited modeling value unless you model the 19th century.

The other 85% is about the small logging and lumber railroads in the northern Sierra Nevada; mostly in Plumas and Lassen counties. The histories genrally include the full story of the lumber companies that built the RRs, including mill operations and the shifting pattern of track into new logging areas. Coverage of the individual RRs varies depending on how successful Myrick was at finding eyewitness accounts so if you are interested in only one specific RR, you should browse a copy before buying if at all possible.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on May 5, 2008
Format: Hardcover
The third volume of the series that all train lovers will adore is now available in "Railroads of Nevada and Eastern California: Volume III: More of the Northern Roads". Made by railroad fanatics for railroad fanatics, this nearly 400 page coffee table book serves its fan base remarkably well. Over 300 photographs, an index and other appendixes make "Railroads of Nevada and Eastern California: Volume III: More of the Northern Roads" highly recommended for railroad lovers everywhere and for any community library railroading collection.
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By Claude A. Wiatrowski on January 13, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I loved this book like the many others that I have written by Myrick. It is very sad that he passed away.
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