Wheat Belt Route
Wichita Northwestern: The Story of a Dust Bowl Railroad
By Lee Berglund.
Softcover, 8.5x11", 92 pages. 1998.
"Wheat Belt Route is the story of the hard-luck Wichita Northwestern Railway, originally known as the Anthony & Northern.
"This little railroad with big aspirations chuffed across the prairies of southwest Kansas for only 28 years, from 1912 to 1940. However, in its brief life, the WNW became a regional legend for its grit and determination in moving wheat and other farm products.
"Filled with many rare photos, Wheat Belt Route covers the WNW's oddball fleet of passenger rail motorcars, the many ghost towns it once served and a mystery involving a submerged steam locomotive as well as describing Great Plains railroading during the adverse depths of the Dust Bowl era."