Trails Among the Columbine – 1993/1994
D&RG's Salida to Monarch Branch
ISBN No. 091358259X
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Beginning at Salida, D&RGW trains of empty narrow-gauge
gondolas were made up for the climb through Poncha Springs, Maysville,
Silver Creek, and Garfield to ultimately reach Monarch. Limestone was
being quarried in this district where once gold prospectors had roamed.
En route, the unusual Garfield switchbacks are covered, where the
trains went up 4.5-percent grades in sections. This volume concludes as
the narrow-gauge operation was standard-gauged, and diesel
road-switchers brought down the loads of limestone in general service
gondolas. Contains 224 pages with 219 black-and-white views and 52
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