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The complete book on the San Diego and Arizona Eastern Railway
Copyright © 2009 art by wayne
This volume presents a reference of the motive power and equipment of the San Diego and Arizona Eastern Railway 1906-1977. The 144 miles of the SD&AE operated from the cool tidewaters of San Diego Bay to a Southern Pacific connection on the scorching sands at Yuma Arizona The trains ran through stark, desolate desert scenery and over the spectacular rocky Laguna Mountains. Giving the SD&AE a unique majesty and beauty that rivaled the most scenic lines in North America.
The focus of this volume is an in depth review of the steam locomotives, motor cars, and rolling stock of this little known railroad. A complete pictorial history of each of the engines is presented. And includes changes and modifications to each each locomotive. As well as an overview of leased Southern Pacific steam and diesel power. (The SD&AE was a wholly owned subsidiary of the Southern Pacific from 1933-1976). It also has a brief overview history of the railroad and predecessor companies.
The 'connecting' railroads (US Gypsum, Western Salt and NAS North Island) are also reviewed. The book is lavishly illustrated with 24 original full color paintings by the author and over 250 black and white and color photographs. Included are the official SD&AE 1929 and 1943 locomotive and tender diagrams