Smoke, Soot, and Steam
Galt’s Railroad History 1869-1960
About the Book
Use this vivid, well-documented book as a guide to walk down Main Street and experience the sensations of smoke, soot, and steam from 1869 to 1957 in a Central California community as it grew from a berg to an incorporated city and found its spot in the history of the golden state of California.
About the Author
Michael Greer was born and raised within two blocks of the rail yards in Galt and still resides there with his wife Linda. He is a Life Member of the Galt Area Historical Society, holds a Master of Social Work degree and is retired from the State of California as a Social Worker. He has spent 30 years as a docent at the California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento and is currently working in the old Southern Pacific shops complex restoring railroad signals. This is his first book.