Hamilton, MT: OSO Publishing, 2002. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. Item #53074
Signed by Bowden on the title page. Southern Pacific's Modoc Line traversed one of the most isolated sections of northeastern California and western Nevada. In this vast, lonely land, temperatures could range all the way from triple digits in the summer to bone-chilling, subzero figures in the winter. Originally stretching for 278 miles between Klamath Falls, Oregon, and Fernley, Nevada, the line comprised all or parts of three separate railroads. Two of these, the Fernley and Lassen and the Modoc Northern, were built by Southern Pacific; the third was a former narrow-gauge line, the Nevada-California-Oregon Railway. 336 pages with many photographs. Map endpapers. Pictorial laminated covered boards. A fine and bright copy, issued without dust jacket. Appears as new.