The sixth Volume in this distinguished series of books describes Arizona's Northern Roads, the railroads in the northern part of the state. The major roads among these were the mining roads of Jerome and the coal roads of later years; there were also lumber roads and the tourist lines such as the Grand Canyon Railway.
David F. Myrick, distinguished railroad historian and an unparalleled expert on Arizona railroad history, published the first five Volumes of this series from 1975 to 2001.
Artist Ernie Towler painted the cover illustration based on a historic photograph of articulated locomotive 500 of the Verde Tunnel & Smelter Railway with a typically short train of ore cars.
Contents: Acknowledgements, pp. 8-10; Introduction, pp. 11-12; Jerome and Its Four Railroads, pp. 13-24; United Verde and Pacific Railway, pp. 25-56; Verde Valley Railway, pp. 57-68; Verde Tunnel and Smelter Railroad, pp. 69-96; Arizona Extension Railroad, pp. 97-112; Arizona Central Railroad/Verde Canyon Railroad, pp. 113-118; Arizona and Swansea Railroad, pp. 119-136; Mohave County Mines, pp. 137-150; Arizona and Utah Railway, pp. 151-168; Black Mesa and Lake Powell Railroad, pp. 169-176; Coronado Railroad, pp. 177-184; Grand Canyon Railway Construction, pp. 185-206; Grand Canyon Railway: Operations, Demise & Recovery, pp. 207-238; Appendix. Grand Canyon Railroad Corporations, pg. 239; Bibliography, pp. 240-241; Index, pp. 242-248.
Signature Press, hardcover with jacket, 248 pages, standard portrait book 8 x 10 in., 235 photographs, 28 maps.