• Santa Fe...The Railroad Gateway to the American West: Volume Two Passenger and Freight Service etc etc (Duke)

Reduced Price Was £40. For over a century, the Santa Fe operated many first-class transcontinental passenger trains between Chicago, the Pacific Coast and Texas cities. Trains such as the California Limited, the de luxe, the Chief, and the luxurious Super Chief, to name a few. 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. Not forgotten is the Fast Mail and Express. Freight, the life's blood of the railroad, is brought up to date. For over a century, the Santa Fe has handled cattle, sheep, ore coal, citrus, grains, cement, liquid fuels, oil and of course automobiles. Today's freight, which formerly moved in boxcars, is now handled in piggyback truck trailers and in containers. This volume also presents a comprehensive review of Santa Fe's motive power fleet from its earliest 4-4-0 type locomotives to the giant 2-10-10-2s, once classified as the World's Largest Steam Locomotive. The Santa Fe was an early pioneer of diesel motive power due to the alkali water across the desert lands of the Southwest. Numerous photographs, several in colour.   Very Good Condition. Volume 2: 1997 Golden West Books. DW has slight shelf wear. Spine slightly sunned. Book and boards in very good condition. 250pp.  Two volume set available for £60. DE-5GN8-LHBJ

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Santa Fe...The Railroad Gateway to the American West: Volume Two Passenger and Freight Service etc etc (Duke)

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