Thirty Pound Rails

By: CHODA, Kelly

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A description of the various routes, passes, gorges and other challenges faced by the builders of narrow gauge railroads in the Rocky Mountains, especially by the Denver & Rio Grande Western RR and others. With plenty of black & white engraved illustrations depicting some of the rugged terrain in which the rails were laid. With a two-page map of the Rio Grande system in 1885 at mid-volume. The title is a reference to the weight of one yard of steel rail, as produced at a steel mill at Pueblo, Colorado and laid in the Rockies. --- A softcover copy, in yellow stapled wraps with wrap-around black & white engraved image of a steam locomotive pulling cars through mountainous terrain. --- An excellent copy: tightly bound and unmarked but with some discoloration to covers.; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall; 46 pages

Title: Thirty Pound Rails

Author Name: CHODA, Kelly

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

Publisher: Aurora, Colorado, The Filter Press: 1956

Binding: Stapled wraps

Book Condition: Very Good

Stock No.: 83758