244 sidor 22x29 cm, över 300 foton, inb. Förlagets presentation: A little-known narrow-gauge empire consisting of over 700 miles of three-foot rail, stretching from the southern tip of Illinois to Fort Worth, Texas, was the genesis of the St. Louis Southwestern Railway, better known as the Cotton Belt. Cotton Belt Locomotives documents a proud tradition going back a full century, to when the 18-ton "Governor Hubbard" was first fired up on the ancestral Tyler Tap Railroad in northeastern Texas. More than 300 photographs, dozens of official diagrams, and four maps illustrate the 17 chapters. Strapac's thorough research delineates the history of the railway and its antecedents.