My book on the Yosemite Valley Railroad, Trains to Yosemite, was published in late 2004. The 364-page book has over 400 photos, including 43 spectacular color photos taken by YV fan Al Rose in the early 1940s while the railroad was still in operation. The fascinating history of the railroad is covered, together with detailed descriptions of the towns and places along the route, and information on equipment and operations. There are 19 detailed maps of the route and of the railroad facilities at Merced, the Portland Cement plant, Snelling, Merced Falls, Bagby, Incline, Moss Canyon, and El Portal. There are also complete equipment rosters and 26 scale drawings. The narrative is further highlighted with numerous anecdotes and stories from railroaders who worked on the railroad and who describe, in their own words, the unrivaled adventure of working for the Yosemite Valley Railroad.
My book sold out in March 2011 and I no longer have copies for sale. Amazon and eBay occasionally have used copies for sale although prices are 2-3 times the original selling price of $65.00.