When:
April 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
2018-04-21T12:00:00-07:00
2018-04-21T14:00:00-07:00
Where:
Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad & Transportation Museum
5 Kidder Ct
Nevada City, CA 95959
USA
Contact:
Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad & Transportation Museum
(530) 470-0902
NCNGRR Museum Hosts Book Discussion and Signing Event –April 21
 
Two new books on local railroading history have just been published and the authors will be at the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, to introduce their newly released works, “Railroads of Nevada County” by Andrew Brandon and “Railroads of Placer County” by Art Sommers and Roger Staab.
The three authors are scheduled to discuss their work, share some of the fascinating history covered in their books, and answer questions from those in attendance.  Books will be available for purchase and the authors will be happy to sign copies.  Refreshments will be served and docent-led tours of the museum will be available.
“Railroads of Nevada County” by Andrew Brandon traces local railroading history from the 1860’s when the Central Pacific Railroad was the first railroad to enter Nevada County, extending to the eastern slope of Donner Pass where it established a construction camp now known as Truckee.  Through the end of the 19th century, additional railroads were constructed, bringing the outside world closer to the remote areas of the county.  The book also touches on the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad and the Nevada County Traction Company which served gold-rush era Grass Valley and Nevada City.
Drawing on 200 historic photographs, maps and captions, “Railroads of Placer County” by Art Sommers and Roger Staab provides a visual history of 14 railroads, both narrow gauge and standard gauge, that have operated in or through Placer County since 1861.  Some operated for only a short time, while one is still in operation today.  The book draws on the combined knowledge of the authors as well as Art’s extensive personal photo collection, the photo archives of the Placer-Sierra Railroad Heritage Society, and selected photos contributed by others.
The NCNGRR Museum is located at 5 Kidder Court, at the intersection of Bost and New Mohawk, in Nevada City.  For additional information, please call the museum at 530-470-0902 or check the museum’s website:  ncngrrmuseum.org.