Encyclopedia of Western Railroad History: The Desert States, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah
Volume I of Encyclopedia of Western Railroad History covers Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. Railroads are listed alphabetically by state with detailed company descriptions including dates of operation, miles of track, maximum grade, gauge, rail weight, and the histories of thousands of locomotives. With maps and black and white photos. The book also has chapters discussing the development of West, including construction of forts and post offices, and notes on railroad construction in the area (locomotive census, major builders, mileage, fuel consumption, etc.). The information in the book was gleaned from federal and state government data, and newspapers of the period. 318 pages.
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