GEORGE L. BEAM and the DENVER & RIO GRANDE - Volume I
    by 
Jackson C. Thode
ISBN No. 
0-913582-42-5
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    The photographs reproduced in this volume are the work of one man--George Lytle Beam--and span a time period of more than 40 years--from 1892 to 1934. Products of a cumbersome 8"x10" view camera except in three instances, they present a graphic tour along the lines of the all-steam D&RG Railroad in Colorado between Denver and Grand Junction, Colorado.  Carefully selected from the prolific output of this unrecognized company photographer, the pictures are intended to display unusual or little known historic aspects of the natural features and the works of man in the territory served by Colorado's pioneer transportation enterprise.

    The explanatory text accompanying the illustrations is the work of another longtime employee of the railroad. A Denver native, Jackson Thode was employed in the Accounting Department as a Waybill Sorter in 1936. When he retired as Chief Budget Officer of the company in 1978 he could look back upon a career which included service as Secretary to a number of the railroad's top executives, including President G.B. Aydelott, many years of happy association with fellow employees, and gratifying opportunities for study devoted to that venerable business institution.
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