Sierra Challenge (Paperback)

The Construction of the Chihuahua Al Pacifico Railroad

By Glenn Burgess, Glenn Burgess (Photographer), Don Burgess (Editor)

Barranca Press, 9781939604002, 210pp.

Publication Date: June 26, 2013

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Hardcover (6/1/2013)

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One of the most challenging engineering feats in railroad construction, the Chihuahua al Pac fico 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 notes and interviews. The collection is illustrated with over 100 photographs and several maps.