When Steam Was King


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Professional photographer Gerald French takes the reader on a historical and pictorial journey of the railroads that were integral to the lumber industry of Central California. Featured in this book are Pickering Lumber Company, West Side Lumber Company, Empire City, and the Stanislaus Railway. Also included is the Sierra Railway, which is often called the “Movie Railroad.” Maps. Hardbound. 2005. 240 pages. ISBN 0977472108.