Volume II of THE RGS STORY graphically presents the history of the arrival of the Rio Grande Southern in Telluride during 1890. Detailed coverage in this volume tells the reader--including the model builder--what the district's railroad structures were used for. This historical presentation of Telluride takes the reader through a superbly illustrated chapter, covering the downtown of the old mining community. Homes that could have been seen during the RGS days are also included in this walking tour of the town. CONTENTS: Preface and Acknowledgements, List of Detailed Maps, Otto Mears, Pathfinder of the San Juans ,The Mining Town of Telluride, The Rio Grande Southern Arrives in Telluride, The Continuing Chronicles of Telluride, Telluride to Pandora on the Telluride Branch,. The Upper San Miguel Mining District 80 full-color photos; 416 black & white views; dozens of maps, many by Jim Key; features line drawings of structures along the RGS right-of-way by Mike Blazek; guest author William A. Graves offers a lengthy historical look at the birth of gold-and-silver mining in the Telluride mining district. Plenty of information for steam railfans and scale model railroaders. 1991 1st Printing Sundance Publications Hardback, No DW, with original acetate wrapper as issued. VG+, owner's address label removed leaving a yellowed mark/sticker ghosting. 496pp.
The R.G.S. Story Volume 2 Telluride, Pandora and the Mines Above (Collman)
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