train rides, head-on freight collisions--there is never a dull moment
when it comes to trains. Take a look at America's biggest railroads and
meet the thunderous personalities who operate them.
In Last Train to Texas, author Fred W. Frailey examines the
workings behind the railroad industry and captures incredible true
stories along the way. Discover how men like William "Pisser Bill" F.
Thompson swerve from financial ruin, bad merger deals, and cutthroat
competition, all while racking up enough notoriety to inspire a poem
titled "Ode to a Jerk." Bold, savvy, and ready for a friendly brawl, the
only thing louder and more thrilling than these men are the trains that
they handle. Come along with Frailey as he travels the world, one
railroad at a time. Whether it's riding the Canadian Pacific Railway
through a blizzard, witnessing a container train burglary in the Abo
Canyon, or commemorating a poem to Limerick Junction in Dublin, Ireland,
Frailey's journeys are rife with excitement and the occasional mishap.
Filled with humorous anecdotes and thoughtful insights into the railroading industry, Last Train to Texas is an adventure in every sense of the word.