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List of recommended reading for Tucson and Southern Arizona
Available at the Southern AZ Transportation Museum gift shop
414 N. Toole Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701. WE SHIP:
A History of Tucson Transportation Beginnings Circa 1880: The
Arrival of the Railroad, Beginnings of Transit in Tucson. By W. Eugene
Caywood. - Originally published in 1980 for the centennial of the
arrival of the Southern Pacific Railroad under the title A History
of Tucson Transportation, this booklet has been republished by the
Southern AZ Transportation Museum to commemorate the 125th Anniversary
of the arrival of the railroad, March 20th, 2005, which also marks the
opening of the Museum in the former S.P. records building at the newly
restored historic depot complex. Mr. Caywood is the CEO and one of the
founders of Old Pueblo Trolley, Inc. Mr. Caywood has researched and
written many publications on a variety of transportation modes in
Tucson and Southern Arizona. As well as being a transportation
historian, Mr. Caywood is a lecturer and transit consultant.
Bob Knoll's Southern Pacific: The Southern Pacific Railroad
Photos of J.R. Knoll.
By J.R. Knoll. Mr. Knoll is a member of the Southern AZ Transportation
Museum at the Depot and a former employee of Southern Pacific. Over
the years, examples of Mr. Knoll's work have appeared in Trains
Magazine and several books, including David Myrick's Railroads
of Arizona, Rails to Carry Copper, and eventually
Tucson was a Railroad Town: the Days of Steam in the Big Burg on the Main Line, by W.D. Kalt III. The Age of Steam comes booming back to life in this up-close look at the growth of a railroad town deep in the heart of the American Southwest. Relive the excitement, terror and warm camaraderie that made the steam era unique in our nation's history. Filled with fascinating anecdotes, more than 250 never before-published photographs, and conversations with the men and women who worked on the Southern Pacific Railroad, the book details life during an epoch now a half-century behind us.
Out of print treasures! Find these treasures and you will be rewarded with good transportation history.
Slavery, Scandal and Steel Rails By David Devine. - Deals
with the 1854 Gadsden Purchase and the building of the second
Transcontinental Railroad across Arizona and New Mexico twenty-five
years later. Since 1995, award-winning author David Devine has written
extensively on the history of Southern Arizona, including early
hotels, the warehouse district near the railroad depot and the
incorporation battles of South Tucson. As a freelance writer, Devine
has also published numerous local history articles in the Tucson
Railroads of Arizona, Volume I, The Southern Roads, by David C. Myrick, published by Howell-North Books, Berkeley, California, 1975. Myrick is widely considered the expert in rail history in Arizona. This book can be viewed at the University of Arizona, Special Collections.
Available through Old Pueblo Trolley, Inc. Call for more
information, leave a message, 520-792-1802.
Hooves and Rails, a detailed history of the Tucson Street
Railway, 1897-1906, Tucson's
horse-drawn street railway. By W. Eugene Caywood. Mr. Caywood is the
CEO and one of the founders of Old Pueblo Trolley, Inc. Mr. Caywood
has researched and written many booklets on a variety of
transportation modes in Tucson and Southern Arizona. As well as being
a transportation historian, Mr. Caywood is a lecturer and transit
Cars Stop Here, this collaborative work is a brief history
of Tucson's street railways, both horse-drawn and electric, with an
introduction from David F. Myrick. The authors, Mr. Cirino G. Scavone
and Mr. John A. Haney are local rail historians and enthusiasts with
an intense interest in railway history and urban transportation.