This book is for anyone interested in the history of Kansas and its railroads.
In a series of 15 articles, the author tells of Kansas rail oddities such as a train robbery on the Frisco Railway in Andover, the construction of a nationally famous Rock Island Line bridge near Liberal, and the tragedy behind a grave site for six Kansas Pacific track workers near Victoria.
There are stories of short lines and ghost railroads like the Scott City Northern, the St. Joseph & Topeka, and the Marion Belt & Chingawassa Springs. There's also a bibliography of the central Kansas railroad builder who became an amateur historian.
This book by Kansas railroad historian Robert Collins was made available to South Platte Press for distribution. It includes four B&W photographs, nine maps, and an extensive bibliography.
Robert Collins (South Platte Press), softcover, 132 pages, B&W photographs and maps.