Santa Fe Railway Passenger Car Reference Series Volume 2.
This is the work of esteemed Santa Fe historian John McCall, who has an extensive history of Santa Fe titles to his credit. With 284 pages, 28 of which are in color, and comprehensive appendices, this book is a must-have.
Chapters include 19th Century wood cars that survived through 1902, first-generation wood 20th century wood cars, steel under-frame/wood body cars, all steel cars, lightweight cars, cars converted to chair car, and Hi-Level cars. There are two color sections, one with photographs of the heavyweight cars, one with the streamlined cars.
Ch. 1: The Context, pp. 9-22;
Ch. 2: 19th Century Wood Coaches and Chair Cars, pp. 23-56;
Ch. 3: 1901-1907 first-generation 20th Century Cars Wood Construction, pp. 57-74;
Ch. 4: 1909-1912 Steel Under frame/Wood Body 70 ft. Coaches, Smokers and Chair Cars, pp. 75-98;
Ch. 5: 1913-1917 All Steel first-generation 70 ft. Coaches, Smokers and Chair Cars, pp. 99-118;
Ch. 6: 1924-1930 All Steel 70 ft. Cars: The Later Heavyweight Cars, pp. 119-154;
Ch. 7: Later Conversion to Chair Car from Other Car Types, pp. 155-164;
Ch. 8: Heavyweight Chair Car Color Gallery, pp. 165-180;
Ch. 9: Pre-war Lightweight Chair Cars, pp. 181-226;
Ch. 10: Post-war Lightweight Chair Cars, pp. 227-268;
Ch. 11: Hi-Level Chair Cars, pp. 269-278;
Appendices, pp. 279-284.
Santa Fe Railway Historical & Modeling Society, spiral bound, heavy plastic cover, 284 pages, 12 x 8.5 x 2 in.
Publisher: Santa Fe Railway H&MS