A station by station study of the depots along the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway from Needles to San Diego via Barstow, San Bernardino and Los Angeles. This is the most in-depth and comprehensive work on the subject to date and covers the earliest structures of the 1880s, when Santa Fe’s influence was first felt in California, up through the present. Included is a detailed roster containing 499 milepost locations, 736 station names, 453 structures, agency closure dates and disposition of existing buildings. As a bonus, there are twenty-plus photographs of interlocking towers along with informative data. Contains more than 335 black and white photographs and illustrations, including drawings and floor plans, 8 color plates and 8 detailed maps. This publication is truly a must for railroad enthusiasts, modelers and historians alike.