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  • Colorado's Mountain Railroads (LeMassena)

Covering roughly 100 years of Colorado railroad history, this book is an exhaustive listing of any and all mountain roads laying a rail in the Centennial State.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. Here’s a limited listing:

Colorado Central

Colorado Yule Marble Co., along with the Crystal River railroads.

Denver, Boulder & Western

Denver, Lakewood & Golden

Denver Pacific

Denver & Santa Fe

Fairmount (yes, to the cemetery in Denver)


Golden Circle

Grand River Valley

Great Western (the sugar beet short line)

Kansas Pacific

Laramie, Hahn’s Peak & Pacific

London, South Park & Leadville

Magic Mountain (now Heritage Square in Golden)

Pagosa Lumber Co.

Pueblo & Arkansas Valley

Salt Lake & Eastern

San Cristobal

The Silverton railroads

Texas, Santa Fe & Northern

Treasury Mountain


Wasatch & Jordan Valley

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 this book were selected for modellers,  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 volume. Revised Edition First Printing 1984 Sundance Publications. Many illustrations (a few in colour) and maps. VG. Hardback, no DW as issued, with original acetate wrapper. 384pp. WI-V8CD-8QIW

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Colorado's Mountain Railroads (LeMassena)

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