The Switzerland Trail of America: An Illustrated History of the Romantic Narrow Gauge Lines Running West from Boulder, Colorado: The Greeley, Salt Lake & Pacific and the Colorado & Northwestern, Later the Denver, Boulder & Western

By: CROSSEN, Forest

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Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


A tribute to the narrow gauge railways built and operated in the 19th century to serve the mines and mining towns in the Colorado Rockies west of Boulder. The book tells the story of the Colorado & Northwestern RR; the Denver, Boulder & Western RR, the Colorado & Southern RR and the Greeley, Salt Lake & Pacific RR. With four full color paintings (3 by Howard Fogg, 1 by Richard Ward) as well as hundreds of black and white photos, timetables, old ads and promotions and a few maps. Rear pocket contains two additional folded maps, showing route systems of two of the lines. A limited edition (no. 3684 of 4000 copies) and signed by author Forest Crossen on limitation page. --- In full blue cloth-covered boards with titling in gilt to cover and spine. Jacket features color Fogg painting to cover. --- An excellent copy: clean and tightly bound but exposure to moisture has caused slight rippling to a few leaves. Once wrapped in an old style Bro-Dart protector, which left traces of adhesive to cover edges. Jacket is intact but with creasing, a few small tears and minor soiling and in new archival mylar protector. (Due to the considerable weight of this item, extra shipping charges may be requested.); Quarto (11 to 13 in. tall) ; x, 417 pages; Signed by Author

Title: The Switzerland Trail of America: An Illustrated History of the Romantic Narrow Gauge Lines Running West from Boulder, Colorado: The Greeley, Salt Lake & Pacific and the Colorado & Northwestern, Later the Denver, Boulder & Western

Author Name: CROSSEN, Forest

Categories: >>History of Colorado & the Old West, >>Railroads, Aviation & Transportation,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado, Pruett Press, Inc.: 1962

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 83139