Report Made to the President and Executive Board of the Texas Pacific Railroad.

New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1871.

Price: $2,250.00

About the item

Mounted albumen photograph of six Baldwin narrow-gauge locomotives on p.10, 5 schematic plates (one folding). 24pp. 8vo. Original tan wrappers.

Item #352128

Scarce, with six examples located by OCLC and no copies in the auction records for the last half century. The Texas & Pacific Railroad was organized in March 1871 to build a southern transcontinental route from Marshall, Texas to San Diego, California. The present report by G. P. Buell, the Chief Engineer, makes a variety of recommendations for the laying of track (most notably the gauge), as well as providing a cost analysis. The plates include schematics for a passenger car, freight car and cattle car. After construction difficulties, an interest in the line was acquired by Jay Gould in 1879. The railroad would eventually merge with the Missouri Pacific Railroad.