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George L. Beam and the Denver & Rio Grande: Volume II

Thode, Jackson C.

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ISBN 10: 0913582166 / ISBN 13: 9780913582169
Published by Sundance Publications, Denver, Co., 1989
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Fine copy with a fine clear flexible plastic slipcover. Appears to have wine colored leather spine and 2" extension on both sides of spine. White with b/k graphics binding. Volume I focused on the Rio Grande's standard guage line between Denver and Grand Junction. This new volume covers the narrow gauge legend that steamed through the San Luis Valley and the San Juans, breathtakingly beautiful high country where two world famous remmants of the old line - the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, and the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railway will offer summer passenger service and stack talk. Beam takes us aboard the slim gauge line of Otto Mears' late and lamented orphan, the Rio Grande Southern Railroad. Illustrated with hundreds of remarkable duotone vintage photographs of the region traveled. Includes large fold out map in slip arm in back of book. 280pp. Desirable!. Bookseller Inventory # 002141

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Title: George L. Beam and the Denver & Rio Grande: ...

Publisher: Sundance Publications, Denver, Co.

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition, 1st Printing

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Volume 2 in this series focuses on the narrow gauge railway that threaded its way through the San Luis Valley and the San Juans, the breathtaking high country where the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge railroad and the Cumbres Toltec Scenic Railway still offer summer passenger service. This massive collection of black and white photos was taken by George L. Beam, official photographer for the Rio Grande. The text and extremely informative captions were written by Jackson Thode, himself a lifelong expert on thee railroad and its predecessors. Beam's photos not only bring the Rio Grande Southern back to life but also the towns and scenic wonders along the route as well as the mundane reality of life in dusty mining towns where mules and horses were still as common as cars. 280 pages with index and extensive bibliography.

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