Always a Cowboy: Judge Wilson McCarthy and the Rescue of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Always a Cowboy: Judge Wilson McCarthy and the
Cowboy, judge, federal official, then business executive, Wilson McCarthy mirrored change and growth in the twentieth-century West. Leading the Denver & Rio Grande back from the brink saved a vital link in the national transportation system. The D&RGW ran over and through the scenic Rockies, developing mineral resources, fighting corporate wars, and helping build communities. The Depression brought it to its knees. Accepting federal assignment to save the line, McCarthy turned it into a paragon of mid-century railroading, represented by the streamlined, Vista-Domed California Zephyr, although success hauling freight was of more economic importance. Prior to that, McCarthy’s life had taken him from driving livestock in Canada to trying to drive the national economy as a director of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, the first line of federal attack on the Depression. Always a Cowboy positions McCarthy’s story in a rich historical panorama..Will Bagley is the author of Blood of the Prophets: Brigham Young and the Massacre at Mountain Meadows
- ASIN: 0874217156
Southern Pacific Transportation Company, Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, St. Louis Southwestern Railway ...into the '90s
Rebel of the Rockies : The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad
Rebel of the Rockies : The Denver and
By Robert G. Athearn. The book has twelve specially drawn maps and fifty-five illustrations and photographs. Over all, an excellent history of the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, first rate in completeness, clarity, organization, documentation and balance. The book measures about 7 1/4" X 10 3/4" X 1 1/2" and has 395 pages.
- ASIN: 0300002769
Rio Grande in Color, Vol. 1: Colorado
Rio Grande in Color, Vol. 1:
Volume 1 in this pictorial history of the post-steam, mainline Rio Grande focuses on operations in Colorado, from Denver through the Rockies to Grand Junction. The photos capture not only the amazing scenery and trackside structures but also pause to look at the different classes of locomotives that made it possible for the line to haul unit coal trains, intermodal trains, and passengers over some of the toughest track in the country. The photos are beautifully crisp and full of detail. With roster, maps. 128 pages.
- Brand: Brand: Morning Sun Books
- ASIN: 1878887114
The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad: Rebel of the Rockies (Regents Restoration Drama Series)
The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad: Rebel
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.
- ASIN: 0803258615
Rio Grande Railroad (Railroad Color History)
Rio Grande Railroad (Railroad Color
Travel west through the Rocky mountains on the legendary "Rio Grande" railroad. Also known as the D&RGW, it is a favorite among rail fans and modellers for its breathtaking scenery and its fascinating narrow-gauge legacy. On it's journey from Denver to Salt Lake City the "Rio Grande" ran through the six-mile-long Moffat Tunnel, one of America's miracles of railroad engineering. This book treats the reader to a wealth of information including overviews of steam and diesel locomotives as well as famous passenger trains such as the Vista-domed California Zephyr (Chicago to Oakland, joint with the Burlington and Western Pacific) and the Royal Gorge (Denver to Salt Lake City). All aboard for a fantastic pictorial of arguably the most scenic railroad in America.
- ASIN: 076031442X
A new story of American railroad wrecking: Denver and Rio Grande, Western Pacific and the Missouri Pacific's part in the affair, with some ... in the second and ninth federal circuits
Denver and Rio Grande Western - Western Pacific Railroad 1924 Timetable - The Great Salt Lake Route
Denver and Rio Grande Western - Western Pacific
9" x 4"; 54 numbered pages with an illustrated cover. Date of publication estimated. The Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, often shortened to Rio Grande, was a U.S. railroad company. The railroad started as a narrow gauge line running south from Denver, Colorado in 1870. It served mainly as a transcontinental bridge line between Denver, and Salt Lake City, Utah. The Rio Grande was also a major origin of coal and mineral traffic. The Rio Grande was the epitome of mountain railroading, with a motto of Through the Rockies, not around them and later Main line through the Rockies, both referring to the Rocky Mountains. The D&RGW operated the highest mainline rail line in the United States, over the 10,240 feet Tennessee Pass in Colorado, and the famed routes through the Moffat Tunnel and the Royal Gorge.
- ASIN: B01AZSOXJA
Denver and Rio Grande Western: Superpower Railroad of the Rockies
Robert W. Richardson's Rio Grande, Chasing the Narrow Gauge, Volume I
Robert W. Richardson's Rio Grande, Chasing the Narrow
Today one man is specially recognized as one of the founders of the narrow gauge railroad preservation movement in the United States. He is Robert W. Richardson, who with a friend started the Narrow Gauge Motel in a remote section of Colorado in 1949. Later he and a friend began the Narrow Gauge Museum in Alamosa, which helped initiate the safekeeping of narrow gauge rolling stock, hardware and paper memorabilia. The collection he and Cornelius Hauck started, now housed at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden, has grown so large it requires a number of staff and volunteers to catalog and maintain. In this nostalgic volume, Bob recounts his early days as an editor, advertising coordinator, member of the U.S. Armed Forces, motel owner and later as head of the largest narrow gauge railroad museum in the country. Primarily, it highlights Bob's life as an avid narrow gauge fan during the last two decades the Colorado Narrow Gauge still operated as a common carrier. Hardbound, 12 x 9", 200 pages, 267 color and black/white photograghs, maps, charts and ephemera.
- Brand: Heimburger House
- ASIN: 0911581537
Locomotives of the Rio Grande
Locomotives of Western Canada
Locomotives of Western
The mountains of Alberta and British Columbia in western Canada have always challenged the resolve of the railways that worked their way west, opening up the country. Even today, the task continues as incredible amounts of tonnage is hauled over arduous mountain passes and through spectacular river canyons, powered by modern diesel locomotives. This stunning collection of previously unpublished photographs showcases these marvelous machines amid the splendor of some of the best scenery in the world.
- Brand: Amberley Publishing
- ASIN: 1445683725
1963 Rocky Mountain Railroad Club Journey to Yesteryear on Its Annual Narrow Gauge Excursion Over the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad May 30th, 31st, & June 1st
The Rocky Mountain Railroad Club Presents a Journey to Yesteryear on Its Annual Narrow Gauge Excursion Over the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad May 29th, 30th, 31st, 1965
Denver & Rio Grande Western Depots -Volume Two- Utah, Colorado and New Mexico: Denver & Rio Grande Western Depots -Volume Two- Utah, Colorado and New Mexico
Denver & Rio Grande Western Depots -Volume Two-
This book is the second of two volumes that describe the depots owned by the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad. Volume One covered the majority of the buildings in the state of Colorado. This volume addresses the remainder of the Colorado D&RGW depots and those in Utah, and New Mexico, together with a summary of depots operated by the Rio Grande Southern and Denver & Salt Lake Railroads. Descriptions of the D&RGW structures, complemented by detailed drawings, are presented. Basic information includes the dates of their construction and retirement. Information was collected from primary sources. Depots in Colorado belonging to other railroads (UP, AT&SF, CBQ, C&S and smaller railroads) will be summarized in Volume III.
- ASIN: 1493687182
Rio Grande Secret Places: The Tunnel District
The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Co. Office of the General Manager, Bulletin 1. Denver, December 28th, 1926
Sand & Smoke: A Mile by Mile Guide for the San Luis & Rio Grande Railroad
The Denver and Rio Grande project, 1870-1901: A history of the first thirty years of the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad
The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company Annual Report 1963
The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company Annual Report 1961
The Official Pullman-Standard Library, Vol 15: Western Railroads (MILW, D&RGW, SLSF, MKT, MP, KCS)
The Official Pullman-Standard Library, Vol 15: Western Railroads
Volume 15 in this invaluable series covers the Pullman-Standard cars used by the western railroads (the Chicago Milwaukee, St Paul & Pacific, the Denver & Rio Grande Western, the St. Louis-San Francisco, the Missouri-Kansas-Texas, the Missouri Pacific, the Kansas City Southern, and the Soo Line), showing both inside and outside views. The black and white photographs and floor plan diagrams are from the Pullman-Standard archives. With rosters. 204 pages with several oversized foldout schematic diagrams. Spiral bound in red leatherette cover. Oversized (13" x 8.5").
- ASIN: B001DB0U2I
Nat Holt's "The Denver and Rio Grande" Cinder Ella's in the Movies!: the Glamour Girl of the narrow gauge is a star of Nat Holt's mighty Cinema epic of Pioneer American Railroading, Railroad Advertising Brochure 1952
The Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad Company Rules and Regulations of the Operating Department 1979
Rio Grande Railroad Use Your Head!
Rio Grande Railroad workers show us the right and wrong way to work near trains.
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Rio Grande Finale
Purchase full DVD at http://coloradorailvideos.com The Denver & Rio Grande Western was Colorado's "home railroad" for twelve decades. This nostalgic DVD adventure covers most of the Centennial State's routes between 1987 and 2000. Catch black and gold, speed-lettered GP30s, GP40s, SD50s, tunnel ...
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Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad in 1948 Desert Empire
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Denver & Rio Grande Western Narrow Gauge
Credit to Woodrow Gorman for shooting this film. Footage is of D&RGW narrow gauge steam locomotives.
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Denver and Rio Grande Steam Train 315 - Durango and Silverton
Denver and Rio Grande Western steam locomotive number 315 is a C-18 class locomotive built in 1895 by the Baldwin Locomotive works. It was purchased new by the Florence and Cripple Creek Railroad but was later sold to the DRGW (then DRG) in 1917. It received its current number in the 1920's when ...
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