This is the second volume, featuring a pictorial history of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway.
Now that the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe have merged to form one railroad, there is increased interest in the story of the Santa Fe Railway. This book presents the Santa Fe's system-wide operations of its passenger and freight services. Also featured is an account of Frederick Henry Harvey's handling of Santa Fe's hotels, eating houses, and dining cars. For over a century the Santa Fe operated many first-class transcontinental passenger trains between Chicago, the Pacific Coast, and Texas cities. The history of each train is told, along with the all-coach streamliner El Capitan, and other trains such as the Scout, El Tovar, and the Grand Canyon Limited.
Freight, the life's blood of the railroad, is brought up to date. Also covered are the signal system, the communication system, and the development of the Santa Fe emblem.
Contents: (pages are numbered from Volume 1)
Passenger Service, pp. 299-368;
Fred Harvey System: Civilizer of the American Southwest, pp. 369-398;
Freight Service, pp. 399-430;
Steam Locomotives, pp. 431-452;
Diesel Locomotives, pp. 453-492;
Passenger Stations of Los Angeles, pp. 493-508;
Communications, pp. 509-514;
Searching for a Harbor, pp. 515-526;
Emblems and Trademarks, pp. 527-532;
Appendix, pp. 533-534;
Bibliography, pp. 535-537;
Index, pp. 538-540.
Golden West Books, hardcover with jacket, 250 pages, 8.5 x 11 x 1.5 in., 476 illustrations, some color pages, maps, Bibliography and Index.