Handsomely done survey of the Union Pacific's western domains. Covers the railroad from the banks of the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean ports of Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Watch as UP hustles time-sensitve hotshots across the mountains and deserts while keeping a conveyor belt of coal trains in perpetual motion. Stand trackside in Oregon's Blue Mountains and witness the daily battle between the railroad and Nature. See the technological revolution unfold as computers change forever how trains are tracked, dispatched, operated and maintained. Illustrated throughout with black and white as well as color photos. With end papers showing system map. 191 pages.
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