Sunday, January 25, 2009

Exploration for a Railroad Route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific volumes 2 and 5

From: "Bruce Montgomery"

I have the above two volumes [from the Pacific Railroad Surveys] and wanted to know more about them, so I was pleased to see the entire set on your web site. Both are in fairly good condition and I would like to keep them so. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Also, if you might know of a place which might estimate their worth. I'm not interested in selling but just knowing what I have.

—Bruce Montgomery

Feeder line of the Southern Pacific's Sacramento Southern RR


I am researching background information on the SP Southern RR feeder line from Hood to Walnut Grove CA. Specifically on the section that crossed the tule marshes at Delta Meadows. What type of trestle crossed over the marshes, and if any photos exist of the area. Is this the line that had the McKeen Motor Cars on it? Was the line abandoned in 1957? or earlier? & finally what was Locke's role in the RR line.

—Bill Van der Ven