CRA NO. 18 - Railroading in the Rockies a Half Century Ago
Colorado Rail Annual No. 18 - Railroading in the Rockies a Half Century Ago

Colorado Rail Annual No. 18 includes three articles:

Eastward Ho! Two Californians' Journey to Colorado by Ted Wurm.
In the summer of 1939 the author, accompanied by friend Bob Gray, embarked in their 1936 Chrysler on a 5,600 mile journey to record the then rapidly disappearing narrow gauge railroads of Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and California. Along the way, they encountered mainline and lumber shortlines and electric traction as well. Besides railroads, the author describes incidents and observations of life in a West which still retained a degree of its frontier flavor - today long gone.

Westward Ho! A Coloradoan's Photo Safari Across the Rockies by John W. Maxwell, Sr.
In an era long before such things as video recorders, radio scanners and timely rail news magazines, what was it like to "chase trains" through the mountains and deserts of the West? John Maxwell, a skilled Photo craftsman and pioneer rail enthusiast exhibits the results of two journeys made in 1940 & 1941 in search of steam and narrow gauge, accompanied on the latter by colleagues Dick Kindig, Hank Griffiths and Morrison Smith.

On Line: Three Years on a Santa Fe Business Car by Edward Mahoney.
Ed Mahoney was not yet 18 years old when he begin his Santa Fe Railway career as secretary for a division superintendent. On various assignments he traveled "on line" in Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado and New Mexico in the years 1919-1922. His well-written narrative of adventures during the great era of western steam railroading includes details of operating procedures, recollections about colorful and eccentric officials and accounts of both comic and tragic events in life along the AT&SF high iron many years ago.

Text by Ted Wurm, John W. Maxwell & Ed Mahoney.
Copyright 1990 Colorado Railroad Historical Society.
Published by: The Colorado Railroad Museum.
220 pages, more than 300 black and white photos. Includes a two-sided map tracing the routes traveled in Westward & Eastward Ho as well as a reproduction AT&SF Employee Timetable (No. 56, Aug. 30, 1931).
ISBN: 0-918654-18-1

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