A Chronological History of Denver & Rio Grande Western Narrow Gauge Passenger Trains and Their Equipment 1871-1981 By Herbert Danneman.
This study is the fruit of nearly 20 years' research by the author in the archives of Colorado Railroad Museum, Denver Public Library Western History Department, Colorado Historical Society, California State Railroad Museum, and many private collections. A foreword by D&RGW historian Jackson C. Thode sets the tone for this definitive reference.
Year-by-year rosters untangle the complex genealogy of car rebuilding and renumbering. Schedules and equipment assignments include Denver & Rio Grande, Rio Grande Western and its Utah antecedents, Rio Grande Southern, Florence & Cripple Creek, and the Silverton short lines. Surviving cars on Durango & Silverton, Cumbres & Toltec and Huckleberry railroads are included. You will find locomotive rosters, a list of dining stations, timetables, correspondence, advertisements, and other tidbits of narrow gauge history.
272 pages, including several in color, over 300 photographs and illustrations, bibliography, acid-free paper, hardcover.