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CRA NO. 19 - Coal, Cinders & Parlor Cars


Colorado Rail Annual No. 19: Coal Cinders and Parlor Cars: A century of Colorado Passenger Trains

This edition of the Colorado Rail Annual series includes the following articles:

Colorado Midland Passenger Service: 1887-1918 by William F. Gale.
This well-researched study of the scheduling of Midland passenger trains includes many operating details, such as car assignments and transcontinental Pullman routes. It is illustrated with period photographs plus reproductions of many timetables and original advertising publications from the Colorado Railroad Museum's extensive holdings.

Streetcars & Suburbs: The Impact of Denver's First Light Rail Network by Thomas J. Noel.
This illustrated essay explains for the first time how the neighborhoods and suburbs of the Mile High City were shaped by mass transit in the years before 1910. It was a fascinating era of horse, cable, steam and electric lines.

A Silverton Trilogy: Fifty Years of Passenger Service by Robert W. Richardson, John S. Walker, Jr., & R. C. Farewell.
Three authors delineate the evolution of Colorado's famed Silverton Train since 1941. "Bob" Richardson gives a first-hand account of the transition from a twice-a-week mixed train to the line's emergence as a major tourist attraction. John Walker Jr. recalls many of the events of the 1963-1965 revival of the train undertaken by the Rio Grande railroad after its abandonment petition had been denied. His viewpoint is that of a management insider. Finally, R. C. Farewell describes the end of Rio Grande ownership and the first successful decade as the independent Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Dozens of Bob Richardson's superb photographs are published here for the first time and are complimented by the fine contemporary imagery of R. C. Farewell.

Zimbabwe Steam Safari by Ronald C. Hill.
This article provides an interesting opportunity to compare narrow gauge steam railroading in Colorado with that existing halfway around the world in southern Africa. Ron's fine black & white (plus two color) photographs bring smoke and steam to life.

By William F. Gale, Thomas J. Noel, Robert W. Richardson, John S. Walker Jr., R, C, Farewell & Ronald C. Hill.
Copyright 1991 Colorado Railroad Historical Society.
Published and distributed by: The Colorado Railroad Museum.
236 pages, more than 230 illustrations, 8 maps.
ISBN: 0-918654-19-X


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