Railroads of Colorado: Your Guide to Colorado's Historic Trains and Railway Sites

Railroads of Colorado: Your Guide to Colorado's Historic Trains and Railway Sites

by Claude A. Wiatrowski
     
 

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Claude Wiatrowski, with photography by Claude Wiatrowski. Through informative text, sharp color photography, and historical black-and-white images, Railroads of Colorado invites you on a journey from the railroad's humble and hard-won beginnings to its status as a symbol of our past. Railroads of Colorado also includes ideas for exploring Colorado's railways; both

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Claude Wiatrowski, with photography by Claude Wiatrowski. Through informative text, sharp color photography, and historical black-and-white images, Railroads of Colorado invites you on a journey from the railroad's humble and hard-won beginnings to its status as a symbol of our past. Railroads of Colorado also includes ideas for exploring Colorado's railways; both the ghosts of long-gone trains that haunt the mountains and the preserved trains whose whistles still echo off those granite peaks. It also contains other helpful information—such as a map showing the routes of more than 30 Colorado rail lines and a "railroad directory," which lists the contact information for 13 operating passenger trains and trolleys.Explores the fascination these improbable railways inspire, providing the history of these unique railroads, the engineering that paved their way into the mountains, and the men who built and ran them.

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For more than a century, the history of Colorado and its railroads have been deeply intertwined. Train buff Claude Wiatrowski has assembled an informative guide to the state's railway lines and engines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560375296
Publisher:
Farcountry Press
Publication date:
06/01/2012
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
466,714
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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