Austin, TX Author Publishes Railroad History Book

February 06, 2018 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment News
The Grand Western Railroad Game, a new book by Robert S. Farnsworth, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

The Grand Western Railroad Game by Robert S. Farnsworth is a fascinatingly detailed story of the historical importance of Western railroads. It has been meticulously written to educate the reader on the intricacies involved in the creation and growth of the Rock Island System over the "Empire Years." The railroad's premium passenger train service even inspired the popular song "The Rock Island Line is a Mighty Fine Line."

About the Author
Born in Amarillo, Texas, Robert S. Farnsworth now resides in Austin. He earned an MBA in 1995 at the University of Texas. Prior to this he worked as a locomotive engineer for the Santa Fe Railway. He also held the position of Trainmaster/Road Foreman on the Rock Island Railroad. For six years he was State Rail Planner for the Railroad Commission of Texas. In Crystal City, he held the position of General Manager of the Crystal City Railroad, later becoming a transportation consultant, specializing in rail projects. As a management consultant, he worked with numerous trucking and construction companies.

The Grand Western Railroad Game is a 724-page paperback with a retail price of $37.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4809-2707-0. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at or our online bookstore

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