L. BEAM and the DENVER
RIO GRANDE - Volume II
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photographs reproduced in these volumes 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 largely
graphic tour along the standard and narrow gauge lines of an all steam
in Colorado and Utah and connecting lines to Nevada and California.
from the prolific output of this unrecognized company photographer, the
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
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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
Secretary to a number of the railroad's top executives.