Hardcover with dust jacket, 256 pages, 11 x 9 in., 371 Color photographs, 7 maps.
There are many pages where the photograph fills the page. The book is nicely laid out and it is good to see a title about the KCS which has had few books published about it.
The KCS system in the U.S. sprawls across nine Midwestern states with headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri. The system reaches into Illinois to Jacksonville, Springfield, and East St. Louis. The traditional southern main line moves traffic to Dallas, New Orleans, and Port Arthur, Texas.
Later additions to the system carry KCS rails east through Monroe, Louisiana, and Jackson, Mississippi, to Meridian and Artesia, Mississippi, and an even later addition touches Tennessee at Counce. Southern Texas and Mexico-bound traffic rolls from Beaumont through Houston to Corpus Christi and Laredo, where KCS rails continue deep into Mexico.
This volume chronicles KCS east from Kansas City across the former Gateway Western and south from Kansas City to the end of the Shreveport Subdivision at Shoreline, Louisiana.
Introduction, pp. 6-9,
Home Turf: Kansas City, pp. 10-27,
The Gateway (former Gateway Western, Chicago & Alton), pp. 28-65,
Goin' South (Pittsburg Subdivision), pp. 66-101,
Ozark Passage (Heaverner Subdivision and Fort Smith Branch), pp. 102-159,
Over the Ouachitas (Shreveport Subdivision), pp. 160-255,
Epilogue, pg. 256.