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CO Rail Annual Pack 04 - Annual Nos. 23, 24 & 25
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CO Rail Annual Pack 04 - Annual Nos. 23, 24 & 25

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This Colorado Rail Annual Pack includes three great titles:

Colorado Rail Annual No. 23: Santa Fe and the Intermountain West
This annual is "Santa Fe All the Way!" A Raton Mountain Passage from Trinidad, Colorado to Raton, New Mexico. Beginning in the prehistoric era brings the story up through recent times. Included is a review of other railroads in the area: Colorado & Southern, Denver & Rio Grande Western, several short lines, and even the Trinidad street railway system.
Renowned locomotive historian Lloyd Stagner's from "Newton to New Mexico in the Steam Era: The Santa Fe's Northern District 1909-1953" outlines locomotive operating practices, operations, and assignments. His article is complemented by "A Northern District Steam Panorama" an overview by another authority on steam motive power in the West, Cornelius W. Hauck.
Further west, Gordon C. Bassett's "Desert Main Line: The Santa Fe in Arizona" surveys the main route across the norther part of the Sunset Stae, with emphasis on the remote telegraph station at Nelson. Corny Hauck rounds out the book with "La Junta: Santa Fe's Colorado Connection" an account of this important junction and division point from 1876 to the present.
Edited by Kenton Forrest, Richard Cooley & Charles Albi.
Copyright 1998 Colorado Railroad Historical Society.
Published and distributed by : The Colorado Railroad Museum.
296 pages, over 350 illustrations, maps and timetables, mostly black and white.
ISBN:0-918654-23-8.

Colorado Rail Annual No. 24: A Ticket to Ride the Narrow Gauge: A Chronological History of the Denver & Rio Grande Narrow Gauge Passenger Trains and their Equipment 1871-1981
This book, for the first time, tells the complete story of the passenger trains on the narrow gauge lines of the Denver & Rio Grande Western and its predecessors from 1871 until 1981. Included are schedules, car and locomotive assignments, sleeping cars, and many operating details. Year-by-year rosters untangle the complex genealogy of car rebuilding and renumbering. Rio Grande Southern, Rio Grande Western, and its Utah origins, Florence & Cripple Creek, and the Silverton short lines are covered as well.
Historic photographs, timetables, official correspondence, advertisements, a complete list of dining stations, and a description of surviving lines and equipment round out the book. The author spent many years gathering material for this definitive reference.
By Herbert Danneman.
Copyright 2000 Colorado Railroad Historical Society.
Published and distributed by: The Colorado Railroad Museum.
272 pages, over 300 photographs and illustrations, several in color, and a bibliography.
ISBN: 0-918654-24-6

Colorado Rail Annual No. 25 - Rio Grande Narrow Gauge Varnish
A Denver & Rio Grande Narrow Gauge Passenger Train Car Roster 1871-1981. The book contains interior and exterior photos, folio sheets with dimensions, floor plans, and detailed rosters of every car used in narrow gauge passenger train service on the Denver & Rio Grande. A valuable and usable source of information for modelers, historians, and D&RGW fans interested in the transition from the early 4-wheel cars, tourist sleepers, RPO and express cars, through the modernized San Juan Express to the Silver Vista and the new steel cars for the Silverton Train.
By Herbert Danneman.
Copyright 2003 Colorado Railroad Historical Foundation.
Published and distributed by: The Colorado Railroad Museum.
328 pages, b&w photos.
Hardbound, horizontal format.
ISBN 0-918654-75-0


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