Business & Finance: Atchison Double Track

One of the little-heralded developments in the Southwest is the establishment by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway of a double or alternate track from Chicago to Los Angeles, with the exception of a level stretch in Arizona now under construction. The completion of the latter will mark the termination of a 20 year effort by the road, will cover a route of 2,231 miles, and has cost about $78,000,000.

Apart from the significance of this achievement to the Atchison as the premier southwestern road, it also should have a great bearing upon the...

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