The book to have if you can only have one book on Colorado railroads!
This unique volume embraces 200 railroads and industries which at one time or another operated railroad lines or equipment in Colorado---from trans-prairie trunk lines to locomotives utilized at coal mines for switching cars. All listings are by alphabetical arrangement according to company name.
Includes the Argentine Central, Arkansas Valley RR, Santa Fe, Book Cliff, Burlington Northern, Burlington Route, Rock Island, Colorado Central, Colorado & Eastern, Colorado Fuel & Iron, Colorado Midland, Colorado & Northwestern, Colorado & Southeastern, Colorado & Southern, Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District, Colorado & Wyoming, Cripple Creek District, Crystal River RR, Cumbres & Toltec Scenic, Denver & Intermountain, Denver & Interurban, Denver Laramie & Northwestern, Denver & New Orleans, Denver, Northwestern & Pacific, Denver Pacific, Denver & Rio Grande, Denver & Rio Grande Western, Denver & Salt Lake, Denver South Park & Pacific, Denver Tramway, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge, Florence & Cripple Creek, Gilpin Tramway, Great Western, Kansas Pacific, Little Book Cliff, Manitou & Pike's Peak, Midland Terminal, Missouri Pacific, Rio Grande Southern, Rio Grande Western, San Luis Southern, Silverton, Silverton Northern, Silverton Gladstone & Northerly, Uintah, Union Pacific, Union Pacific Denver & Gulf, Utah Central, and many smaller mining, trolley and other lines.
Short histories of all companies are included with motive-power listings, showing origin, renumbering, rebuilding and the disposition of every locomotive.
A year-by-year story of Colorado's own railroad--the Denver & Rio Grande Western--is provided as a special feature. The Colorado & Southern and its many predecessors are also given detailed coverage, as is the Rio Grande Southern, an orphan of the D&RGW.
The nearly 600 photographs reproduced in COLORADO'S MOUNTAIN RAILROADS were selected for modelers, steam engine experts and historians--showing locomotives in action, structures and scenery. Easy-to-read location maps are located in the last few pages of this magnificent volume.
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