Kansas Central Narrow Gauge: Slim Rails Across the Midlands by I. E. Quastler
The Kansas Central Railway was one of America's pioneer narrow gauge railroads which started in 1871 and extended westward from the Missouri River at Leavenworth, Kansas. This slim princess' of the prairies operated as both an independent carrier and, ultimately, as a branch of the Union Pacific Railroad.
Kansas Central Narrow Gauge skillfully recounts the story of the bold dreams and economic folly which brought slim gauge railroading to the plains of northeast Kansas.
Contents: Preface and Acknowledgements, pp. 5-6;Narrow Gauge Comes to Leavenworth, pp. 7-18;Construction Begins, pp. 19-36;The Depression Years of the 1870s, pp. 37-48;The Kansas Central Railroad, pp. 49-64;Narrow Gauge Woes, pp. 65-78;Conversion to Standard Gauge, pp. 79-82;Locomotive Roster, 1871-1890, pp. 83-86;Equipment Roster, 1885-1894, pp. 87-90;Data on Operations, 1883-1890, pp. 91-92;Endnotes, pp. 93-98;Bibliography, pp. 99-100;Index, pp. 101-104.
South Platte Press, softcover, 104 pages, standard portrait book 8 x 10 in., B&W photographs and illustrations.