Sierra Challenge: The Construction of the Chihuahua al Pacifico Railroad
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. His collection of photographs of the Big Bend National Park is housed at the Archives of the Big Bend at Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX.Don Burgess, his son, has written numerous books for and about the Tarahumara of Chihuahua, Mexico. At the time, he also taught journalism and photography at Sul Ross College. He is a linguist/translator and learned photography from Glenn. Glenn Bu
It is a good book for skimming if you are planning to travel the railroad, and has many fascinating pieces of trivia." - atravelerslibrary "How in the world could anyone build a railroad through this country? How could anyone even believe such a feat would be possible? Burgess calls it "the impossible dream," and dedicates the book to the principal dreamer, Mexican engineer Francisco M. Togno, who died in 1991." - Wally Gordon, _The Independent_ . It is a treat to see them instead of the more common photos that are frequently reprinted time and time again." - D. Rhodes "Sierra resident" "every railroad buff will love Burgess' book, but it may have more technical and historical detail than will interest the average reader. "T
"Important contribution to Copper Canyon History" according to D. Rhodes. This book is a most important addition to the limited history of construction of the Chihuahua al Pacifico railroad with vital and accurate information on place names and other side-bars that add much to the telling. The excellent photographs come from the author's private collection and were taken by his father a photo-journalist. It is a treat to see them instead of the more common photos that are frequently reprinted time and time againAs a resident of the Copper Canyon area, I avidly seek any new, factual li. A. Prime said Important Well Written Record of Historic Achievement. This book is a fascinating record of the amazing railroad constructed thru the Copper Canyon region of Mexico. The photos are excellent, and the authors obviously put a huge amount of work into this journalistic history. The father-son team of writers only touch upon their direct lifelong involvement with the Tarahumara Indians of the area, but such first-hand knowledge certainly authenticates the value of this real story and the adventures of the people around it.. The CHEPE is a great route to ride G. E. Bradford It's really the only game in townno real histories of the construction of this fabulous line or its current traffic The CHEPE is a great route to ride. The book is great for what it isit is not a comprehensive history, it is a collection of articles which overlap and cover the same ground. There are some interesting anecdotes and stories woven into the commentary. Yeah, I'd buy the book again even with the faults. i.
The collection is illustrated with over 100 photographs and several maps.. 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. One of the most challenging engineering feats in railroad construction, the Chihuahua al Pacífico 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