VOLUME I: Quarto. Brown cloth, gold stamping on front cover and spine, decorated endpapers, xv , 443  pp., frontis. [colored painting], preface, acknowledgments, chronological list of selected events, illustrated from photographs, maps, folding map in a pocket affixed to inside of rear free endpaper. A record of over forty-three railroads of Northern Nevada, many of them never before chronicled. A great deal of information is provided about the economic history of Nevada and the eastern slope of the Sierra, as it is as much a history of the region as it is a railroad book. Much on Chinese and Irish track gangs who built the railroads, as well as European capitalists who provided the money for greater expansion. Many industries are discussed including mining and gold mining, lumber and timber, fiberboard mills, etc. Near fine in dust jacket, lightly rubbed at spine ends. VOLUME II: Quarto. Brown cloth, gold stamping on front cover and spine, decorated endpapers, xiii, 454 - 933 pp., frontis. [black & white photograph], preface, acknowledgments, illustrated from photographs, locomotive roster, index. The Southern Roads expands the railroad history of Nevada set forth in Volume I, The Northern Roads. Expands the history of the economic development and railroad expansion into Southern Nevada and Eastern California, from Death Valley and the Mojave Desert to the hard rock tunnels of Goldfield and the isolated communities of Rhyolite and Pioche. Much on silver mines. Near fine in dust jacket lightly rubbed at spine ends and to front flap fore-edge, and tiny rub at mid-spine panel. An attractive set that provides not only excellent information on railroads, but also provides a history and economic record of the region.
Inventory Number: 22999