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CRA No. 16 - Short Line to Cripple Creek
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CRA No. 16 - Short Line to Cripple Creek


Colorado Rail Annual No. 16 - Short Line to Cripple Creek: The Story of the Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District Railway

The Cripple Creek gold rush which begin in 1891 created a need for railroad transportation to serve the boomtown that eventually grew to a population of over 50,000. The Cripple Creek Short Line was one of three railroads which fought for a share of the business, and author Tivis E. Wilkins has carefully researched the line's history from construction to boom to abandonment.
The fine text is supplimented by over 150 photographs plus a unique collection of 15 postcards and other advertising material reproduced in full color. Detailed rosters of locomotives and cars, including the associated electric interurban lines, are featured along with lists of stations, bridges and tunnels. Several maps have been specially drawn for this book including a large system map. The jacket features a new painting by noted Colorado artist John Green.

By: Tivis E. Wilkins.
Copyright 1988 (second printing) Colorado Railroad Museum.
Published and distributed by: The Colorado Railroad Museum.
220 pages, over 175 photos, including 10 in color. An included "map pack" has one fold out sheet with a system map, Colorado Springs station grounds map, Clyde and vicinity, as well as St. Peters & Duffields & a CS&CCD reproduction travel folder.
ISBN: 0-918654-16-5


Item # 002774

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