The book version of this title was offered as a pre-order to members of the Santa Fe Railway Historical and Modeling Society. The title as a book sold out before it could be offered to stores. The DVD version is the only version Arizona Hobbies could obtain.
This is a CD-Rom copy of the book of the same title which catalogs the known steam locomotives operated by one particular railroad business enterprise over the course of its corporate existence, commonly known as the Santa Fe Railway. It is the first of two volumes, addressing the locomotive wheel arrangements used on the Santa Fe beginning in the 19th Century.
In effect, this publication is a database - a formal collection of tables, summarizing and cross-referencing the more than three thousand steam locomotives owned and operated by the Santa Fe between 1869 and 1983. These tabulations are the result of dozens of man-years of labor, beginning with the efforts of anonymous clerks in the offices of forgotten locomotive manufacturers and railroad corporations. Eventually Professor Sylvan R. Wood, Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College, Stillwater, Oklahoma created a locomotive roster database for the Santa Fe.
Santa Fe Railway Historical and Modeling Society, 590 pages on CD-Rom, 492 photographs, tables, folio drawings.