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The Rio Grande's La Veta Pass Route


The Rio Grande's La Veta Pass Route: Gateway to the San Luis Valley - Expanded and Updated Second Edition

Colorado’s La Veta Pass is one of the
most remote places in the state. High in
the Sangre De Cristo mountains, it is a
wildeness populated by mountain lions, bears
and also trains! Built in 1899 as a standard
gauge alternative to the narrow gauge line
over Veta Pass, the La Veta Pass route of
the Denver & Rio Grande Railway extends
from Pueblo to Creede, running through
Alamosa and the fertile San Luis Valley. The
railroad allowed San Luis Valley agriculture to
thrive, and the Valley remains an important
food producer to this day. Other important
commodities have included silver (and the
miners who flocked to retrieve it), lumber,
livestock, minerals and malt (for Coors beer).
Bringing to life the history of La Veta, this
title includes more than 400 photographs,
maps, timetables, locomotive diagrams and

By Stephen Rasmussen.
Published by Evergreen Press.
Second edition copy right 2009 S. Rasmussen.
342 pages, many B&W photos, illustrations, maps and reproductions as well as 80 color photos.
Hardcover, includes a dust jacket.
ISBN: 978-0-9667264-7-3.


Item # 003423

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