Destination Topolobampo: The Kansas City, Mexico & Orient Railway

Kerr, John Leeds

Published by Golden West Books, 1968
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Title: Destination Topolobampo: The Kansas City, ...
Publisher: Golden West Books
Publication Date: 1968
Binding: Cloth
Illustrator: Photographs
Book Condition: Fiine
Edition: First Printing

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Kerr, John Leeds ; Donovan, Frank
Published by Golden West Books, San Marino, CA (1968)
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Book Description Golden West Books, San Marino, CA, 1968. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good / with Protective Cover. First Edition. Some light rubbing and edgewear, DJ has numerous tears and chips as well as yellowing and foxing. Text has yellowed slightly and edges have foxing, but remains tight in binding with no ownership markings. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 096539

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Kerr, John. Leeds. Donovan, Frank.
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Book Description Golden West Books, U S A, 1981. Hardback. Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 3rd Printing. 270pp, bw illus. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 16363

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Kerr, John Leeds with Frank Donovon
Published by Golden West, San Marino,CA, Aug 1968, Stated 1st Printing (1968)
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Book Description Golden West, San Marino,CA, Aug 1968, Stated 1st Printing, 1968. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. FN-/FN- DJ, HB, 8vo., 270 pgs. History of a rather lesser known railroad. Former owner's bookplate to bottom of pictorial FFEP and to obverse of RFEP. Top edge has sprinkling of foxing. DJ with a couple of inside closed tears to top of spine. Many good quality B+W photos. Somewhat scarce. Seller Inventory # 3951-3-1

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Kerr, John Leeds, with Frank Donovan
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Book Description Golden Wests Books, San Marino, CA, 1973. Hardcover. First edition, second printing. The history of a railroad linking Kansas City with China and the Indies by using the shortest and most direct route to the Pacific Ocean. 270 pages with historic photographs, maps, rosters, bibliography and index. The lightest of offsetting to the front endpapers from newpaper clippings laid in. Fine in near fine dust jacket with fade to the spine panel. Seller Inventory # 41166

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Kerr, John Leeds
Published by Golden West Books, California, USA (1968)
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Book Description Golden West Books, California, USA, 1968. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. First Edition. 270 pages b/w photos - A line linking Kansas City with China and the Indies by using the shortest and most direct route to the Pacific Ocean. After Arthur Stilwell, the builder of the Kansas City Southern, had been ousted from the management of that company in 1900, he formulated a plan for a sixteen-hundred-mile railway from Kansas City through Oklahoma and Texas all the way to the Mexican Pacific port of Topolobampo. The Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway (KCMO) was incorporated in 1900,and Stilwell found financial backing both in America and England. For construction across the rugged Sierra Madre mountain region a most favorable agreement was drawn up with the Mexican government of Pres. Porfirio Diaz. Actual construction started near Sweetwater, Texas, in 1900, and in 1903 the tracks had been constructed from Wichita, Kansas, to Fairview, Oklahoma Territory. Construction proceeded slowly due to lack of funds, but in 1909 the line stretched from Wichita all the way through Oklahoma by way of Clinton and Altus into Texas as far as San Angelo. Alpine, Texas, where a connection was made with the Southern Pacific, was reached in 1913. By then disaster had already struck in the shape of the revolution in Mexico. Much of the KCMO tracks in that nation were destroyed, traffic was disrupted, and income plummeted. In 1912 the bondholders threw the company into receivership. In 1914 the road was sold to the bondholders, and Stilwell was ousted from the presidency. Oil in West Texas provided some new income and led to the sale in 1928 of the American lines of the Orient to the Santa Fe. Most of the line through Oklahoma is still operated by that company, but only as a branch, not as the main line that Stilwell had in mind. Seller Inventory # 019817

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Kerr, John Leeds with Frank Donovan
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Book Description Golden West Books, 1968. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. 1968, 1st edition, fine condition, with a fine condition dust jacket, profusely illustrated with photographs,270 pages. The account of the the Kansas City, Mexico & Orient Raileay. bx 450. Seller Inventory # 20518

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