The Railroad Gateway to the American West Vol 1
By Donald Duke.
Cloth with dust jacket, 8.5x11", 288 pages, 455 illustrations, color plates, maps, bibliography, and index. 1995.
"Volume One of this series features the organization of the railroad back in 1866, and follows its construction from Topeka, Kansas, to California, and then from Topeka to Chicago.
"This book is the history of the railroad, and the operation of the trains. It covers the road's venture into Mexico, development of local lines within California, the Santa Fe bus system, Santa Fe's venture into air-rail transportation across the continent, Santa Fe Skyways, merger, and up to the merger with Burlington Northern in 1995."