Narrow Gauge in the Rockies

Narrow Gauge in the Rockies

Illustrated record of six narrow gauge lines in Colorado.

Author: Lucius Morris Beebe

Publisher:

ISBN: 083107003X

Category: Colorado

Page: 224

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Categories: Colorado

The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad

The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad

The Dotsero Cutoff and the six-mile Moffat Tunnel put Denver on a transcontinental line for the first time. Twelve maps and fifty-five illustrations help tell the story.

Author: Robert G. Athearn

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803258615

Category: History

Page: 395

View: 415

Nowhere better than in the history of its railroads is the growth of the Old West revealed, and for Colorado the development of the Denver and Rio Grande Western epitomizes the changes that took place between 1870 and the present. Robert G. Athearn's intimate knowledge of the West has enabled him to write a gripping account of the famous narrow-gauge Denver and Rio Grande as it inched its way south, then turned west into the Rockies. By f1883 it had joined with the Rio Grande Western to become Colorado's only line across the mountains. The Dotsero Cutoff and the six-mile Moffat Tunnel put Denver on a transcontinental line for the first time. Twelve maps and fifty-five illustrations help tell the story.
Categories: History

The New Empire of the Rockies

The New Empire of the Rockies

chose narrow gauge because he felt it would be adequate for his needs while at
the same time being cheaper to build and operate. By the summer of 1871,
Palmer's railroad was well on its way to the newly founded town of Colorado
Springs, ...

Author: Steven F. Mehls

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210024701441

Category: Colorado

Page: 308

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"This volume represents the fourth in a series of five Class 1 Overview histories prepared by the Colorado State Office, Bureau of Land Management. The purpose of these works is to develop a synthetic history of a given area in order to provide our managers and staff specialists with a baseline overview of the history of a district. ... It must be noted that the major cities , like Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Greeley are only mentioned. This is because there is no public land in these places and the Bureau's mandate is to manage the public lands, not private estates."--Foreword.
Categories: Colorado

The Gilpin Gold Tram Colorado s Unique Narrow gauge

The Gilpin Gold Tram  Colorado s Unique Narrow gauge

Bibliography BOOKS Fleming , Howard , Narrow Gauge Railways In America ,
Oakland : Grahame Hardy , 1949 Hall ... Coast Shay , San Marino : Golden West
Books , 1964 Beebe , Lucius ; Clegg , Charles , Narrow Gauge In The Rockies ...

Author: Mallory Hope Ferrell

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015023456240

Category: Mine railroads

Page: 112

View: 263

Categories: Mine railroads

The Heart of the Rockies

The Heart of the Rockies

Illustrated, as Reached by the Pike's Peak Route, the New Standard Gauge Line
from Denver, Colorado Springs and ... There are two daily trains each way
between Santa Cruz and San Francisco , via the narrow gauge through the Santa
 ...

Author: Milton Barlow Ochs

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89066326463

Category: Colorado

Page: 199

View: 609

Categories: Colorado

Railroads of Colorado

Railroads of Colorado

Colorado's railroads traverse all these regions -- from a 2285 foot elevation to the heights of 14,000 foot peaks. This geographical configuration makes Colorado railroading second to none.

Author: Phelps R. Griswold

Publisher: American Traveler Press

ISBN: 1558380884

Category: Travel

Page: 48

View: 827

Just mention Colorado to the avid rail fan and you have their interest; add the term 'narrow gauge' and you have their undivided attention. Why this special interest in the Centennial State's railroads which span 120 years? One reason is Colorado's geography -- relatively flat plains in the eastern third of the state, the rugged Rocky Mountains in the central and southwest areas. Colorado's railroads traverse all these regions -- from a 2285 foot elevation to the heights of 14,000 foot peaks. This geographical configuration makes Colorado railroading second to none.
Categories: Travel

Digging Gold Among the Rockies

Digging Gold Among the Rockies

The railway is a narrow gauge , and is therefore adapted to the sharp curves and
winding , narrow path it has to follow . We passed , on our way up , many miners
with their packs and blankets , footing it to the mines ; bound for Leadville and ...

Author: George Thomas Ingham

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951000958163O

Category: Gold mines and mining

Page: 452

View: 694

"Not all that glitters is gold," warns George Thomas Ingham in Digging Gold Among the Rockies, a Colorado and Dakota mining book for both the casual reader and hardcore mining historian. As a Deputy Mineral Surveyor for the United States during the late 1800s who was involved daily with the technical aspects of mining, Ingham infuses this book with a wealth of facts and a truly colorful history that defined the mining industry of the time. Digging Gold Among the Rockies provides a brief history of the discovery of gold and silver in the eastern United States and California, but quickly claims the Colorado Rockies and the Black Hills of the Dakotas as its primary focus. In this fascinating book, Ingham explains the differences between placer and lode mining and the equipment used for each. He writes about the first discoveries, early mining laws, mine locations, mining terms, towns that sprang-up in the mining areas, and the contagious boomtown atmosphere that was everywhere. He explains the "salting of mines," warns of robbers and thieves and the dangers of gambling and drinking, and also includes short biographies of some of the mining "giants" of his era. Yet, even with mining being central to this work, Ingham still takes the time to describe the pleasures he experienced while hunting in the mountains and fishing in the area's clear, rushing streams."--Goodreads.com.
Categories: Gold mines and mining

Railroads

Railroads

THE HEART OF THE ROCKIES 139 . Beebe , Lucius , and Charles Clegg .
Narrow Gauge in the Rockies . Berkeley , Howell - North , 1958 . 224p . illus . ,
maps . $ 9 . 95 . LC 58 - 5789 . ISBN 0 - 8310 - 7003 - X . Railroads of three - foot
gauge ...

Author: Paul B. Cors

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015055428281

Category: Railroads

Page: 152

View: 143

Categories: Railroads

Camps in the Rockies

Camps in the Rockies

Being a Narrative of Life on the Frontier, and Sport in the Rocky Mountains, with
an Account of the Cattle Ranches of the ... Today access is made easier , for the
narrow - gauge Montana line , branching off Northward at Ogden , passes Fort ...

Author: William Adolph Baillie-Grohman

Publisher: London : Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington

ISBN: HARVARD:32044072258551

Category: Camping

Page: 438

View: 173

Details frontier life in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States.
Categories: Camping

Frank s Ranche Or My Holiday in the Rockies

Frank s Ranche   Or  My Holiday in the Rockies

The cars being narrow gauge , we did not find them so pleasant as those we had
just left ; but as we secured sleeping compartments , and the passengers for part
of the way were few , we had nothing to complain of . On this line there are no ...

Author: Edward Marston

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HX4QAY

Category: Rocky Mountains

Page: 214

View: 531

Categories: Rocky Mountains

Frank s ranche or My holiday in the Rockies by the author of An amateur angler s days in Dovedale signing himself E M

Frank s ranche  or  My holiday in the Rockies  by the author of  An amateur angler s days in Dovedale   signing himself E M

The cars being narrow gauge , we did not find them so pleasant as those we had
just left ; but as we secured sleeping compartments , and the passengers for part
of the way were few , we had nothing to complain of . On this line there are no ...

Author: Edward Marston

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590657700

Category:

Page:

View: 152

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Cinders Smoke

Cinders   Smoke

A Mile by Mile Guide for the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Doris
B. Osterwald. RAILROADS ... Beebe , Lucius , and Clegg , Charles , 1958 ,
Narrow Gauge in the Rockies : Howell - North , Berkeley , Calif . , 224 p . 1962 ,
Rio ...

Author: Doris B. Osterwald

Publisher:

ISBN: 0931788803

Category: Narrow gauge railroads

Page: 168

View: 202

Guidebook describes scenic viewpoints, plants, wildlife, geology, history along the route. Many photographs and maps.
Categories: Narrow gauge railroads