Rock Island Westward Vol.1 - Memories of the High Line : A History of the Clay Center Line
Long out of print. Small number found at printer. Volume 1 of a detailed history of the Clay Center Line, also known as the "High Line," the Rock Island Railroad's Kansas subdivision from McFarland to Belleville. Covers the history from construction in 1887 to shutdown in 1980, including the years of glory when the Colorado Flyer, Red Ball freights and local passenger trains ran swiftly to the years of heartbreak when floods, wrecks and looming bankruptcy took their toll. Extensive interviews with Rock Island employees help to flesh out the story. Includes detailed information on schedules and motive power. With timetables, end paper maps. Beautifully illustrated with almost 400 photos, 35 in color. 256 pages.
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