The Denver-Pacific Railroad line runs from Salt Lake City to Denver and has no chance of running the entire width of the nation, but its position puts it in a prime position to sell itself off to one of the “big six.”
Even more interesting, the DP is owned by the Smith & Robards company, a mail-order factory specializing in weird gizmos (mad science). The owners don’t like Dr. Hellstromme as their ideas often compete, and each accuses the other of constant industrial espionage and patent violations. Smith & Robards’ compound in the mountains above Dr.
Hellstromme’s factories in Salt Lake City is well-guarded or they would have been dead a long time ago.