It was another world, huge rail companies vied for the right to lay tracks and sometimes they were not too careful about how they acquired those rights.  Might was right and money everything at this sunset of the 'Gilded Age' in America.

Huge, belching, roaring machines weighing many tons connected distant small communities with the wider world.  They were the metal veins providing the lifeblood.

Did a serial killer stalk early Oklahoma's rail lines?  Explore that idea and others in WHEN DEATH RODE THE RAILS: STRANGE DEATHS ALONG OKLAHOMA RAIL LINES, 1900-1920 by author Marilyn A. Hudson.

Follow bodies found in almost chronological order as the trains moved across the state.  In a still wild region, in a time when life was cheap, did a killer or killers work the lines?

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