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Silver Rails: The Railroads of Leadville, Colorado

Christopher James

ISBN 10: 096708671X / ISBN 13: 9780967086712
Published by Sierra Grande Press, 2015
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Silver Rails tells the story of three railroads, the Denver & Rio Grande, the Colorado Midland and the Denver, South Park & Pacific, as they battled mountains, weather, finances and each other to access the wealth that was pouring from the mines in Leadville, Colorado in the late 19th century. This is also the story of people, the men and women who endured avalanches, fires, accidents, financial ruin, even murder to build and operate the railroads that help put the magic in the 'Magic City' of Leadville. Contents: Introduction; Prologue: The Prehistory of Leadville; 'All of California in this Pan!' 'By the Most Feasible Route'; The War for Leadville in the Royal Gorge; Ho! For the Mosquito!; Sacks of Ore and Pigs of Bullion; General Palmer's Pumkins; A Gilden Town with Silver Rails; 'An Error in Judgment'; Four Feet, Eight and One-Half Inches; Silver Rails: A Color Portfolio; The Not-Quite-So-Gay-Nineties; Of Ice and Men; The 20th Century Comes to Leadville; Activity of a Depressing Sort Learning to Spell Mo-lyb-den-um; Engine 76, Run Extra to Climax; The $10 Railroad; Epilogue: Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow; Appendix: Leadville's Paper Railroads; Bibliography, Notes, Index, Acknowledgments. Sierra Grande Press, hardcover with jacket, 288 pages, 11.25 x 8.75 x .75 in., 375 maps and photographs including 16 pages of Color photographs, paintings and railroad ephemera. Bookseller Inventory # sgp712

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Title: Silver Rails: The Railroads of Leadville, ...

Publisher: Sierra Grande Press

Publication Date: 2015

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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