The City of San Francico was the pride of the Southern Pacific fleet, a crack streamliner that carried passengers between Chicago and San Francisco in 39 hours. The first part of this book details the development, design and running of the train, detailing the engineering and design innovations it featured. The balance of the book is a real life thriller -- the derailment, the deaths and miraculous rescues, and the thorough investigation of who could have committed such a cruel act. SP cooperated with the author in the hopes that revealing the information that had been collected over the years might trigger an answer but the case still remains open. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos that show the train in all its beauty, the wreck and the various clues that were recovered. With maps and diagrams. 188 pages.
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Book Description Superior Publishing Co., 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110875645259