Uintah Railway: The Gilsonite Route

By: BENDER Jr., Henry E.

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Stated second printing, February 1971. The story of the narrow-gauge Uintah Railway in eastern Utah and western Colorado is told in words and pictures. The line was built chiefly in order to serve gilsonite mines in the Uinta Basin. Gilsonite is a black asphaltic mineral used in multiple applications, including the black lacquer used on early Ford automobiles. This work includes 290 black & white photos, maps, rosters, schematic drawings, tables and reproductions of railroad documents. Includes color frontis painting of a URR power unit by Robert Schlechter. --- In full yellow cloth-covered boards with black titling to cover and spine. Jacket repeats the Schlechter painting on front panel. --- In great shape: clean, tightly-bound and sturdy, but with faint residue left by old "Bro-Dart" jacket cover to lower edges of covers. Unclipped jacket also in great shape, but with a 1" tear at head of spine and faintly-sunned spine; wrapped in new removable archival mylar protector.; Small Quarto - 9 to 11 in. tall; 240 pages

Title: Uintah Railway: The Gilsonite Route

Author Name: BENDER Jr., Henry E.

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

Publisher: Berkeley, California, Howell-North Books: 1971

ISBN Number: 0831070803

ISBN Number 13: 9780831070809

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket

Stock No.: 84577