The Great Western Railway, a subsidiary of the Great Western Sugar Company, was designed to bring freshly harvested sugar beets in from the fields of north-central Colorado to selected Great Western factories for processing. It also hauled raw materials to the factories and delivered refined sugar to common carriers. With such a specialized purpose, it is a tribute to the short line that it still survives today. This book, complete with 186 photos, 14 drawings and 6 maps, provides an overview of the railroad from its beginning in 1901 to modern times, including its later role in TV shows and movies.
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Kenneth Jessen is best known for his series on Colorado Ghost Towns as well as historical works of short stores covered in Colorado's Strangest and Colorado Gunsmoke. Author of over 1,100 illustrated newspaper articles, Jessen has covered a wide variety of subjects from railroads, to regional history to artists. Jessen has been on several television shows and as had a monthy radio show on a Clear Channel station. He presently serves the City of Loveland on their Cultural Services Board and the Town of Estes Park on their Muesuem Fiends and Foundation board. Jessen acts as a professional guide for the Colorado Historical Society and the Town of Estes Park.Review:
The Great Western Railway is designed for both those interested in the history of the beet sugar industry as well as rail fans who want to relive the glory days of steam locomotives. This book is illustrated with photographs by some of the all time great railroad photographers including Neal Miller and Richard Kindig. There are also a number of maps. --Kenneth Jessen
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Book Description J.V. Publications L.L.C., 2007. Perfect Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1928656056
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