American Narrow Gauge Railroads
Place Published: Stanford, CA
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Date Published: 1990
Edition: First edition
Condition: Near fine
Book Id: 45920
580pp. Folio [31 cm] in navy blue cloth with red gilt spine title and blind-embossed device on front board. Light rubbing to jacket; boards are crisp and unworn; ink name on half-title, faint toning to textblock fore-edge, else interior is clean and bright. B&W photos.
From the jacket: "This is the first comprehensive, extensively illustrated account of the growth and decline of American narrow gauge railroading, a singular and still not fully understood episode in the history of American transportation. In its heyday, the narrow gauge movement produced a major investment in railroad facilities, incidentally also generating considerable intellectual controversy."