Hetch Hetchy and its dam railroad the story of the uniquely equipped railroad that serviced the camps, dams, tunnels and penstocks of the 20-year construction project to bring water from the Sierra to San Francisco. By Ted Wurm. Berkeley, California: Howell-North Books, . 28x21.5 cm, pp. [1-5] 6-298 [299-300: blank], 471 illustrations (including color frontispiece), plans, and diagrams, 9 maps (including two on endpapers), original mustard cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. Wurm provides a useful summary of San Francisco's lengthy effort to obtain the Hetch Hetchy reservoir site in the High Sierra and a full account of the construction and operation of the Hetch Hetchy Railroad, which serviced the Sierra work sites of the city's ambitious water project. The most valuable part of the book is the detailed history of the construction of the dams, tunnels, and powerhouses forming the system, which cost the city $100,000,000 and took twenty years to complete. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with light wear at upper edge of rear flap. (#166186).
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