This title is an author-produced book about railroading in his home state of Missouri and it is a pretty good offering on a state that is quite scenic for the American Midwest. Missouri is a state where many railroads connected with one another whether north-south or east-west to serve the nation. The mega-mergers of the past century have made the variety of railroad equipment paint schemes shrink drastically.
This title will show you in the Show-Me state how it was when there was so much for the railfan to see and never be bored. Over a number of years many fallen-flag railroads are seen in a setting with hills and river valleys with their colorful paint schemes. Many photographs were taken on less than bright days but it is uncommon to see pictures of the locations shown in this book. One of my favorite routes across Missouri was the Rock Island's line between St. Louis and Kansas City which skirted the northern Ozark Mountains and there are number of good photographs here which show the rural and rugged terrain of the route.
Contents:Introduction, pp. 1-7;North Central Missouri, pp. 8-30;Northern Missouri, pp. 31-57;Kansas City and Surrounding Area, pp. 58-85;The Kansas City Southern, pp. 86-97;St. Louis and Surrounding Area, pp. 98-131;Southeast Missouri, pp. 132-159;Central Missouri, pp. 160-189;Southwest Missouri, pp. 190-219;Running Extra: Depots and Departure Notes, pp. 220-224.
KG Productions, hardcover, 224 pages, 11 x 8.5 x .75 in., some text with Color photographs with captions.