One of the most challenging engineering feats in railroad construction, the Chihuahua al PacIfico railroad of Mexico was conceived in the mid-19th century and opened in 1961. Photo-journalist Glenn Burgess covered the final construction for newspapers in Texas, exploring the engineering challenges and the possibilities for commerce. His black and white photographs taken with a 4x5 Speed Graphic camera provide an important record of this engineering wonder. Don Burgess adds both historical and personal context for the articles through tes and interviews. The collection is illustrated with over 100 photographs and several maps.