Costco to Host Book Signing for Yakima Valley Transportation Company Author

Kenneth G. Johnsen will be available to sign copies of pictorial history
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YAKIMA, Wash. - April 22, 2014 - PRLog -- Yakima Valley Transportation Company, by local author Dr. Kenneth G. Johnsen, boasts more than 200 vintage images, giving readers a unique opportunity to reconnect to the history that shaped their community. This is the latest volume in the popular Images of Rail series.

The National Register of Historic Places lists the Yakima Valley Transportation Company (YVT) as the last intact early 20th century electric interurban railroad in America. From its beginning in 1907, the YVT was no quitter, surviving a takeover by the Union Pacific, large financial losses as the last trolley railroad in Washington state, attempts at dieselization, and a concerted effort to put the company in its grave. Thanks to the efforts of local preservationists, YVT trolleys are still in operation. The railroad and its infrastructure never changed. What is seen today is what was built 100 years ago--a living slice of history. Images of Rail: Yakima Valley Transportation Company is the most authoritative chronicle of the famous YVT yet compiled.

Join the Author for a Book Signing!


2310 Longfibre Rd., Union Gap WA 98903
When:  Saturday, May 3rd, 2014; 11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at or


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Yakima Valley Transportation Company

by Kenneth G. Johnsen

Images of Rail Series

128 pages/ softcover

Available: September 20, 2010
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