Rio Grande Secret Places Vol. Two - Ruby Canyon & the Desert
Although much of the Rio Grande's standard gauge route between Denver and Salt Lake City has been well-documented over the years, some regions of the mainline have been overlooked. R.C. Farewell has spent nearly nine years documenting these overlooked areas, assembling vintage as well as current views and uncovering pertinent historical data.

Rio Grande Secret Places Volume Two: Ruby Canyon and the Desert

Some of the most magnificent main line railroading anywhere can be found in the western Colorado-eastern Utah desert country. A detailed and photographic history of the route is presented for the first time in the second volume of R.C. Farewell's Rio Grande Secret Places, which portrays both the desert and its Ruby Canyon in spectacular fashion. Pictorial emphasis is on Rio Grande, Southern Pacific and Union Pacific operation in recent years, but a few rare D&RGW steam views are included. Three-dimensional maps highlight key areas. There is coverage of many miles of alignment that were graded but never used, and of obscure desert tidbits such as the Ballard & Thompson Railroad.

By R. C. Farewell.
208 pages.
42 color and over 200 b&w photographs.
Colorado Railroad Museum.
8.5" x 11" hardbound.


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