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Handsomely done history of the Denver & Rio Grande's development of narrow gauge stock cars which revolutionized the cattle industry in Colorado, allowing for rapid shipment of cattle to market. The book covers the story from the earliest cars in 1873, discussing the 19th century cars (#5001-#5452) and the 20th century cars (#5500-5849 and #5900-5999) in detail with blueprints, schematic diagrams and illustrated throughout with black and white photos of the cars. The book also included a thorough consideration of variations from the standard car, painting and numbering, the Denver Union Stock Yard and other DRGW stockyard facilities, car orders, stock schedules, livestock reports, the Powderhorn Pool, and restored and surviving cars. An invaluable reference work done in an elegant and attractive fashion. 254 pages.
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Book Description Creedstone Publications, Hampshire England, 1992. Spiral Bound Hardcover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Creedstone Publications. 1992. Limited special edition. Flat signed by author on colophon page. Spiral bound oblong 8vo hardcover. Condition is Fine. Glossy black boards, edges, corners and spine are all in as issued condition. Interior is also in as issued condition. Gift quality. You won't be disappointed. Size: Oblong 8vo. Inscribed By Author. Not Ex-Lib. Seller Inventory # 006946