An Organizational History of the Santa Fe: 1869-1995


By Robert D. Walz

One of the most confusing aspects of Santa Fe history has been what division a particular location or line belonged to at any point in time. At various times La Junta, Colorado, belonged to the Western, Arkansas River, Colorado, Panhandle, or Kansas Division as well as the Eastern Region. This monograph tells the story of the changes in the Santa Fe’s organization throughout its history. It looks at the Santa Fe’s organization by giving a snapshot of what was in existence at particular points in time and discusses the changes in between. For each snapshot there is a John Signor-drawn map visually showing the Santa Fe’s organization at that time. 56 pages, 12 maps, 28 photos.