Further afield for CBK, this ties itself into the problems of the Union Pacific in its thrust of western rail laying. And its focal point is Bednigo Claypool, who can be dolt and fool, sage and prognosticator, politician and fighter to insure that the railroad goes through. His star is General Dodge, persuaded out of the Army to be the line's engineer and, with their passage through the boomtown siskholes that the railroad brings about, Bednigo chameleons to effect a successful ending to the governmental, financial and political dealings that are part of this track laying. There's a personal enemy and two girls to dress up the picture. Formula -- with a fancy foot, S.E.P. serialization.