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45 Years RailroadTM

By Co-Authors: John and Sheri Cockrell


45 Years of True Railroad StoriesTM

places you in veteran Engineer John Cockrell's seat to experience exactly what he did during his 45-year career as a fireman, switchman, and engineer working for one of the largest railroads in the country - SP/UP. His hits, misses and everything in between.

You don't just read about railroading - YOU LIVE IT!

300 Pages

Original, Never-Before-Seen Pictures

and Over 60 Stories, such as:

The Rat Hole * My First Hobo

The Three Nurses

New Year's Eve Torpedos    

Refer at Redding 

Cattle on the Bridge

Chemical Spill, Cantera Loop and many more...




Printed, Black and White copy: $24.00

And on KINDLE: $9.99 

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"Anyone who wants to learn about what an engineer's experiences and life are like will want to get this book. I found it most enjoyable to read." Bob Church, SP steam locomotive historian-author    

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45 Years of True Railroad StoriesTM

John and Sheri have worked together as founders/co-owners of many small businesses for over twenty-eight years.

Their current businesses are:

45 Years RailroadTM - offering many retail products, and Cockrell EnterprisesTM.

Also, for over two years they worked to document John's stories - now published into a memoir,

45 Years of True Railroad StoriesTM. He told them as Sheri typed, bringing them closer together and allowing Sheri to know more of what he did during his trips away.
The stories in their book are the real-life trip experiences, written in first person perspective, that John remembers most vividly.

It is a historical book that is meant for sharing. Not only with you, but with generations to come.

                                              Roseville, CA

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