Kansas Pacific Railway

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Kansas Pacific Railway
LocaleKansas and Colorado
Dates of operation1863–1880
SuccessorUnion Pacific
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
HeadquartersWyandotte, Kansas (part of present-day Kansas City, Kansas)

The Kansas Pacific Railway (KP) was a historic railroad company. They operated in the western United States in the late 19th century. The railroad was consolidated with the Union Pacific in 1880. Its mainline is still an important part of the Union Pacific network today.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. William R. Petrowski, "The Kansas Pacific Railroad in the Southwest." Arizona and the West (1969): 129-146.

More reading[change | change source]

  • Babbitt, James E. "From Albuquerque to Tucson in 1867: The Kansas Pacific Railway Survey Photographs of William A. Bell." Journal of Arizona History (1998): 289-306. in JSTOR
  • Klein, Maury. Union Pacific: 1862-1893 (Vol. 1. 1987), passim.
  • Petrowski, William R. The Kansas Pacific: a study in railroad promotion (Arno Press, 1981).
  • Petrowski, William R. "The Kansas Pacific Railroad in the Southwest." Arizona and the West (1969): 129-146. in JSTOR
  • Petrowski, William R. "Kansas City to Denver to Cheyenne: Pacific Railroad Construction Costs and Profits." Business History Review 48#2 (1974): 206-224. online

Primary sources[change | change source]

  • Leland, Charles Godfrey. The Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division: or, Three thousand miles in a railway car (1867) online

Other websites[change | change source]