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CRA NO. 21 - Robert W. Richardson's Narrow Gauge News

Colorado Rail Annual No. 21 - Robert W. Richardson's Narrow Gauge News

From 1949 until 1958 Robert "bob" Richardson was the editor and "abandoned lines reporter" of the Narrow Gauge News. Seventy-three mimeographed and six printed issues were mailed to those who sent self-addressed, stamped "No. 10" envelopes to the "World's Largest Narrow Gauge Museum and Motel" at South Alamosa, Colorado. Circulation was limited, and today copies are almost impossible to find.
We have reprinted these as a book with over 150 photographs made from Bob's original negatives, many of which have never been published before, now preserved in the Western History Collection of the Denver Public Library. This fascinating account ofthe final years of the San Juan and Galloping Geese, snowfighting, abandonment hearings and last runs. The struggle among railroad officials, employees, railfans and then-indifferent public over the survival of the slim gauge is recounted rom Bob Richardson's unique perspective.
Bob has written an introduction describing how he chronicled the declining years of Colorado's narrow gauge empire over four decades ago. The Narrow Gauge News played an unrecognized role in building public support for the surviving narrow gauge we treasure today.

By Robert W. Richardson & Carl A. Helfin.
Copyright 194 Colorado Railroad Historical Society.
Published and distributed by: The Colorado Railroad Museum.
303 pages, over 190 black & white illustrations. Six paintings by Ted Rose, reproduced in full color. D&RGW Alamosa Division and RGS employee timetable reprints.
ISBN: 0-918654-21-1


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