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History - Railroads of the Mojave Desert:
Railroads around the Mojave National Preserve


Bradley, Glenn Danford. The Story of The Santa Fe. Boston: Richard G. Badger, The Gorham Press, 1920. [A recent second edition of this book is preferred, as it has reinserted several chapters from the original manuscript that were excised from the first edition to save space.]
Bryant, Keith L, Jr. History of The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway. New York: The Macmillan Publishing Company, Inc., 1974.
Chappell, Gordon, Carper, Robert, et. al., An Oasis for Railroaders in the Mojave; The History and Architecture of the Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad Depot, Restaurant and Employees’ Hotel at Kelso, California, on the Union Pacific System. Denver: National Park Service, 1998. [A Historic Structures Report].
Duffield-Stoll, Anne Q. Zyzzx; History of an Oasis. Northridge: Santa Susana Press, 19??.
Dunscomb, Guy L. A Century of Southern Pacific Locomotives, 1862-1962. Modesto: published by the author, 1963.
Hemphill, Mark W. Union Pacific Salt Lake Route. Erin [Ontario, Canada]:The Boston Mills Press, 1995.
Keeling, Patricia Jernigan (Editor). Once Upon a Desert. Barstow: Mojave River Valley Museum Association, 1976.
Klein, Maury, Union Pacific; Birth of a Railroad, 1862-1893. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1987.
___, Union Pacific; The Rebirth, 1894-1969. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1989.
Kratville, William W., and Ranks, Harold E. The Union Pacific Streamliners.
Omaha: Kratville Publications, 1974.
Marshall, James. Santa Fe; The Railroad that Built an Empire. New York: Random House, 1945.
Myrick, David F. Railroads of Nevada and Castern California. Vol. II, The Southern Roads. Berkeley: Howell-North Books, 1963.
“Natural Soda; Plant and Operations of the Pacific Coast Soda Company in the Sink of the Mohave River,” American Mining Review, Aug. 5, 1908.
Signor, John R. The Los Angeles And Salt Lake Railroad Company; Union Pacific’s Historic Salt Lake Route. San Marino: Golden West Books, 1988.
Waters, L. L. Steel Trails to Santa Fe. Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 1950.
Wilson, Neill C., and Taylor, Frank J. Southern Pacific; The Roaring Story of a Fighting Railroad. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1952.
Wood, Sylvan R. “The Locomotives of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway System,” Bulletin No. 75, 1949, The Railway and Locomotive Historical Society.
Worley, E.D. Iron Horses of the Santa Fe Trail. Dallas: National Railway Historical Society, 1965.
Archives and Library of the Mojave Desert Heritage and Cultural Association, Goffs, California, courtesy Dennis Casebier
Archives and Library of the Mojave River Valley Museum, Barstow, California

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