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Black Smoke and White Iron


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Black Smoke and White Iron

Part #: CEN-BLACKSMOKEANDWHITEIRON

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Black Smoke and White Iron. Colorado Rail Annual No. 29 A History of Colorado Kilns, Ovens and Rails By William Reich. Cloth with dust jacket, 8.5x11, 260 pages, 240+ photos and illustrations. "The first detailed study of Colorado's coke and ore smelting industries and their importance to the state's mountain railroads. Individual histories of dozens of historic sites including GPS locators for exploration. Five full color, full page reproductions of Otto Kuhler paintings. Featuring historic and contemporary photographs, drawings, maps and charts as well as a roster of operating steam locomotives used by the major smelters."

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Colorado Rail Annual No. 32 San Luis Central, Greeley East, Arkansas Valley Railway


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Colorado Rail Annual No. 32 San Luis Central, Greeley East, Arkansas Valley Railway

Part #: CRM-654816

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Colorado Rail Annual No. 32. Here are three unusual “Colorado Railroads Without Mountains.” The 15-mile San Luis Central has faithfully served a rich agricultural district in the San Luis Valley for over a century, owning only three locomotives during its lifetime. Having outlived many more famous lines, its full history is presented here for the first time by John Gruber. Union Pacific’s Greeley branch tapped a rich sugar beet growing area, and its fortunes rose and fell along with the once important Colorado sugar industry. Historian Kenton Forrest gives a complete account of the railroad line and the area it served for many years. The Arkansas Valley Railway is famous for being the first Colorado railroad abandonment. Author Robert W. McLeod provides a detailed history of the important role it played at the dawn of the railroad era in the West. Hardbound, 8.5″ x 11″, 216 pages.

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Rio Grande Narrow Gauge Varnish - Colorado Rail Annual 25


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Rio Grande Narrow Gauge Varnish - Colorado Rail Annual 25

Part #: CRM-654755

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Rio Grande Narrow Gauge Varnish - Colorado Rail Annual 25. This 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.

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Rio Grande Memories of the Final Years - Colorado Rail Annual 28


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Rio Grande Memories of the Final Years - Colorado Rail Annual 28

Part #: CRM-28

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This volume is very different from the preceding Colorado Rail Annuals in that it contains no historical text, or, as Howard Fogg once commented, no ponderous prose. Instead it is intended to give a pictorial glimpse of the final fifteen years of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad. Thus, it covers the period roughly from 1973 to 1988 when the railroad succumbed to a merger with the Southern Pacific. However, some of the photographs are quite historical, as many are now more than thirty years old and depict locomotives and equipment no longer in service. The year 1988 marked the end of the Rio Grande and began an era when dirty, grimy Southern Pacific units began to appear in Colorado with greater frequency. That situation must have been demoralizing to D&RGW employees, who always prided themselves on having clean, well-maintained modern motive power. The Purpose of Rio Grande: Memories of the Finals Years is certinly not to offer a conprehensive portrait of the railroad. It is a genuine pleasure to present this selection of photos from the final era of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, a railroad that existed for more than one hundred years and played a vital role not only in transportation but also the development of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West.

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Denver's Street Railways Vol 3


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Denver's Street Railways Vol 3

Part #: CRM-654632

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Denver's Street Railways Vol. 3, The Interurban's This volume on the history of the Denver Tramway highlights the four interurban lines that operated out of the city. Learn about the Denver Lakewood & Golden standard-gauge line to Golden, the Denver Tramway, or Denver & Northwestern lines that ran from Denver to Golden and Leyden and the Denver & Interurban, a subsidiary of the Colorado & Southern Railway. These interurban lines were unique innovations for their time, but you will discover in Volume 3 of this excellent series how the transit system changed to the light rail of the Regional Transportation District. This volume also includes 21 different Denver Tramway Information Tables that illustrate station lists, bridges, structures, telephones, locomotives, equipment, coaches, buses and Tramway employees. By Don Robertson & Kenton Forrest. Copyright 2010 Colorado Railroad Historical Society. 376 pages including data charts, more than 330 images, mostly historic b&w. 112 maps, transfers, tickets, etc. 8.5" x 11" hardbound.

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The Moffat Tunnel: A Brief History


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The Moffat Tunnel: A Brief History

Part #: CRM-654262

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The Moffat Tunnel: A Brief History. Book. The Moffat Tunnel is an engineering marvel. It cuts straight through the mountains and still gives railfans the thrill of a lifetime when they gaze upon it. This expanded edition of The Moffat Tunnel examines the dream, construction, operations and transition of the tunnels from the Denver & Salt Lake, Denver & Rio Grande Western, Southern Pacific and Union Pacific. By Kenton Forrest and Charles Albi. 52 pages. ISBN: 0-918654-26-2

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Colorado Railroad Water Tanks, Colorado Rail Annual #31


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Colorado Railroad Water Tanks, Colorado Rail Annual #31

Part #: COLORADORAILROADWATERTANKS

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Colorado Railroad Water Tanks, Colorado Rail Annual #31. Colorado Railroad Water Tanks is a historical tour of the water tanks of Colorado's steam railroad era. Steam locomotives required a large quantity of water to generate the required amount of steam for motive power. Colorado railroads operated over six hundred tanks located along the approximately 6,000 miles of track. The six hundred tanks and their locations are listed in an index and documented with construction dates, sizes, water sources and pumping equipment, when the information is available. The process and history of bringing water from its source to the locomotive's tender is explained and illustrated. By William Reich. Copyright 2012 Colorado Railroad Historical Foundation. Published and distributed by the Colorado Railroad Museum. 290 pages, over 260 color and black & white photographs, maps and illustrations of tanks and water equipment! Drawings, illustrations, maps and photographs in digital form are also included on a CD. Tanks that still remain are listed and located with GPS data for those wishing to visit these reminders of Colorado's railroad past. 8.5' x 11" hardbound.

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Centennial State Trolleys - The Life and Times of Colorado's Streetcars


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Centennial State Trolleys - The Life and Times of Colorado's Streetcars

Part #: CRM-CENTENNIALSTATETROLLEYS

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Centennial State Trolleys - The Life and Times of Colorado's Streetcars. between 1871 and 1951, Colorado was served by 17 different street railway systems. This is a comprehensive review of the intriguing histories of all these lines around the state, from Aspen to Trinidad, Freely to Durango. Mule cars, cable cars, Denver's new light rail system, are all here.

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Pueblo's Steel Town Trolleys


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Pueblo's Steel Town Trolleys

Part #: PUEBLOSSTEELTOWNTROLLEY

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Book - Pueblo's Steel Town Trolleys. Pueblo is one of eight cities in Colorado that once had a street railway. For a full century the Colorado Fuel & Iron Steel railway dominated the economy of the city, and this effected the development of the transit system as well. In this publication the authors skillfully trace this fascinating story from beginning to end. By Morris Cafky and John A. Haney. 144 pages, both b&w and color images, system maps, etc. 8.5" x 11" soft bound.

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Colorado Rail Annual No. 17


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Colorado Rail Annual No. 17

Part #: CRANO17

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Three outstanding articles by noted railroad writers: a detailed history of a century of the Rock Island's operations in Colorado, from construction to operations by successor lines (with two Howard Fogg paintings); the Rio Grande's decades of challenges crossing the Tennessee Pass, from the first narrow gauge to the mainline Royal Gorge Route; and an update of Ernest Peyton's classic history of Ft. Collins, CO streetcar lines (the Denver & Interurban and the Fort Collins Municipal Railway) with new photos, roster, maps, and coverage of its rebirth in the 1980s. Illustrated throughout with black and white (and a few color) photos. With maps. With Howard Fogg painting on the cover. 280 pages.

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The Railroad Red Book


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The Railroad Red Book

Part #: CRM-RRREDBOOK

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The Railroad Red Book - March 1913 (reprint) This title was reprinted from the original contained within the Colorado Railroad Museum's archive and was originally distributed to members that renewed their membership in advance. It contains timetables for the D&RGW Railway as well as the connecting lines. 68 pages, B&W images, reproductions and advertisements. 6" x 9" staple-bound, softcover publication.

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Rio Grande Secret Places Vol 2 - Ruby Canyon and the Desert


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Rio Grande Secret Places Vol 2 - Ruby Canyon and the Desert

Part #: CRM-RGSPVOL2

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Book - Rio Grande Secret Places Vol 2 - Ruby Canyon & the Desert. Utah occupies nearly all of this volume; coverage includes Grand Junction, Colo. west to Helper and Soldier's Summit. Very detailed descriptions of the topography of this remote land (more maps, fewer words would have been better). Farwell deals with the construction, early power, conversion to diesel, and acquisition of the Rio Grande by Southern Pacific and Union Pacific's acquisition of SP. Heavily illustrated with b&w and (a few) color photos, and diagramatic (bird's-eye) maps. While a pretty typical fan publication the book is worthy of a place in western history, development, and business collections. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com) Hardcover Publisher: Colorado Railroad Museum; First Edition edition (February 1, 2000) Language: English ISBN-10: 0918654580 ISBN-13: 978-0918654588 Package Dimensions: 11 x 8.8 x 0.9 inches Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds

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The Railroads of Coors Field


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The Railroads of Coors Field

Part #: CRM-RROFCOORS

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The Railroads of Coors Field. - Book - In 1995, the Colorado Rockies played their first season in their new home in lower downtown Denver - Coors Field. To commemorate this event, we published this fine illustrated account of the new ballpark's railroad heritage. It occupies the former site of the city's first railroad station and what was for many years Union Pacific's passenger car yard. Today, Amtrak's California Zephyr passes behind the left field bleachers en route to and from Union Station. This not only is a fascinating story of rail activity in the neighborhood over the years, but also tells the relationship of baseball with railroads and public transit since Denver's earliest days. By Kenton H. Forrest. Copyright 1995 by the Colorado Railroad Historical Foundation, Inc. Published by the Colorado Railroad Historical Foundation. 48 pages, over 70 historic b&w photos. 8.5" x 11" softcover, staple bound. 0-918654-50-5

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Colorado Railroad Map


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Colorado Railroad Map

Part #: CRM-CORRMAP

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Colorado Railroad Map. This map covers all known Colorado railroads and electric railways, both operating and abandoned. On the back of this map are smaller detailed maps taken from folders and timetables of some of the most famous railroads to have operated in Colorado including the Colorado Midland, Denver & Rio Grande, Colorado & Southern, Georgetown Loop. Ships folded. 36" x 24" un-folded.

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Rocky Mountain Railroad Memories: A Quarter Century View


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Rocky Mountain Railroad Memories: A Quarter Century View

Part #: ROCKYMOUNTAINRRMEMORIES

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Book - Rocky Mountain Railroad Memories: A Quarter Century View. Pictures and narrative of the Rocky Mountain trains over the last 25 years ISBN-13: 978-0918654434 ISBN-10: 0918654432

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Tin Feathers, Wooden Trestles, & Iron Men


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Tin Feathers, Wooden Trestles, & Iron Men

Part #: CRM-654649

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Tin Feathers, Wooden Trestles, & Iron Men - Book Tin Feathers, Wooden Trestles and Iron Men - The Galloping Geese of the Rio Grande Southern Excerpt from the book: "It is hardly news that the Rio Grande Southern survived the double-barreled blasts of the Ames Slide and The Great Depression by hatching a flock of geese. The "Galloping Geese," the unique amalgamations of rubber tire and flanged wheel, not only kept the railroad running but spread the fame of the RGS across the land, and eventually, far beyond our shores. This remarkable story burgeons with Goose invention, fabrication, operation, deterioration, restoration and re-creation. Even more remarkable is the fact that all the Geese are alive and well, and three of the seven have migrated to the Colorado Railroad Museum." By Stan Rhine. Copyright 2012 by the Colorado Railroad Historical Foundation. Published and distributed by the Colorado Railroad Museum. 92 pages, more than 110 photos, illustrations and maps, mostly b&W. 8.5" x 11" soft cover, staple bound. ISBN 978-0-918654-64-9

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Rio Grande Secret Places Volume 1 - The Tunnel District


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Rio Grande Secret Places Volume 1 - The Tunnel District

Part #: CRM-RGSPVOL1

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Rio Grande Secret Places Vol. One - The Tunnel District Although much of the Rio Grande's standard gauge route between Denver and Salt Lake City has been well-documented over the years, some regions of the mainline have been overlooked. R.C. Farewell has spent nearly nine years documenting these overlooked areas, assembling vintage as well as current views and uncovering pertinent historical data. By R. C. Farewll. 160 pages. 8.5" x 11" hardbound.

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Rio Grande Ski Train DVD


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Rio Grande Ski Train DVD

Part #: CRM-RIOGRANDESKITRAINDVD

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Rio Grande Ski Train DVD America's most famous ski train has operated for over 60 years, This program tells the complete story about the train through interviews with those who operated, worked and rode the train. "I think half of Denver learned how to ski by riding the Ski Train." - Jim Bain, Ski Train. "When I first started riding it, it was a museum on wheels." - Kenton Forrest, passenger. "Well, the old equipment was charming...it had flip-over seats." - Steve Patterson, historian.

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Tin Feathers & Gasoline Fumes DVD


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Tin Feathers & Gasoline Fumes DVD

Part #: CRM-TINFEATHERSGASOLINEFUMESDVD

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There was nothing like it on any railroad in America. One could savor majestic mountain scenery, smell fresh high altitude air, pass by clear lakes, travel over high wooden trestels on the Orphir Loop, and climb the 10,000 foot Lizard Pass. Original Vintage footage as well as current Goose operations are featured in this program. Riding a Galloping Goose was a unique experience. Learn about the Rio Grande Southern's Galloping Geese from those early days in 1931 to theend of passenger service in 1951. Journey through the memories of those who rode these unique vehicles over Lizard Head Pass and the trestles of Ophir Loop.

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$11.67