Santa Fe Depots: The Eastern Lines
By Robert D. Walz
This book continues the work of the late Robert E. Pounds and William W. Childers in documenting Santa Fe depots. It contains a route-by-route and station-by station look at the depots of the Eastern Lines Grand Division of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway system, using a format developed by John McCall for the listing of stations and the arrangement of accompanying data, that has been used in four previous books on Santa Fe depots. The Eastern Lines of the Santa Fe covered by this book ran from Chicago on the east end to Boise City, Oklahoma on the far west. Lines also ran from Ottawa, Kansas to Tulsa, Oklahoma, from Superior, Nebraska through Wichita to Wellington, Kansas and from Newton to Arkansas City, Kansas, and Purcell, Oklahoma. The Santa Fe had depots or towers at more than 620 stations in this territory ranging from small one-room wood frame boxes to large masonry edifices with more than 20 rooms. Hardcover 208 pages, 568 photos, and index.