Colorado Rail Annual No. 35

Rails Around The Table Mountains: The Railroads of Golden Colorado
Colorado Rail Annual No. 35, by Dan Abbott

In the annuals of railroading, Golden, Colorado holds an almost mythical status. Steam railroads (both standard and narrow gauge) served the city, along with two electric interurban railways and even funicular railways! This book also explores Golden’s early history, predecessor companies and more!

In this brand new Colorado Rail Annual, Golden resident and historian Dan Abbott brings the subject to life through contemporary accounts and an amazing array of vintage photography!

This carefully researched and artistically written work features 384 pages filled with 290+ illustrations (including 140 B&W Photos, 10 Color Photos, 85+ Colorized Photos, 25 Maps, 5 Drawings, 20+ scanned documents), an index and bibliography. Casebound and smythe-sewn, with a handsome full-color dust jacket, 11”x8-1/2”. Expected to release in February 2024.

Museum Members: Your member discount applies! Call 1-800-365-6263 to order over the phone, 9am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday, excluding holidays.

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Limited Time Bonus: Copies pre-ordered before February 29, 2024 will be signed by the author, Dan Abbott and numbered!

Want to learn more about the author and railroads in Golden, Colorado? Click Here to read a recent article from the Museum’s Iron Horse News Magazine.

Colorado Rail Annual No. 35 Table of Contents:
– Prologue
– Golden’s Streets
– In The Beginning
The Steam Roads
– Colorado Central – Golden to Denver
– Golden City & South Platte
– Golden & Ralston Railway
– Denver & Middle Park Railroad
– Union Pacific, Denver & Gulf Railway
– Colorado & Southern Railway
– The Coors Connection
The Interurbans
– Denver, Lakewood & Golden Railway
– Denver & Northwestern Railroad
– Denver & Intermountain Railroad
– Golden’s Interurban Loop
– Rocky Mountain Railroad Club Last Runs
The Funiculars
– Lookout Mountain Railway
– Castle Rock Scenic Railway
Odds and Ends
– The Elusive Landslide
– Robberies
– Golden’s Quarries
– Union Pacific, Denver & Golden Facilities
– Golden’s Stockyards
– Proposed Railroads
– Colorado Railroad Museum
– Magic Mountain Railroad
– Employee Rosters
Photo Index


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