GEORGE L. BEAM and the DENVER & RIO GRANDE - Volume II
    by 
Jackson C. Thode
ISBN No. 
0913582166
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    The 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 depict a graphic tour along the standard and narrow gauge lines of an all steam D&RG Railroad in Colorado and Utah and connecting lines to Nevada and California. 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.
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