Rio Grande Southern - Chasing the Narrow Gauge: Volume III

Robert W. Richardson
Item #88007

In this third volume of his Narrow-Gauge trilogy, Robert Richardson looks at the Rio Grande Southern route around San Juan Mountains between Durango and Ridgway, Colorado.
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In this 224-page hardbound book, Bob hones in on the town of Ridgway, the various RGS “oasis” towns in the wilderness, mine-rich Telluride, the RGS’ locomotive fleet, the Galloping Goose era and high-in-the-sky Ophir. He also talks about important old RGS records and how he obtained copies, relates humorous insights about hunting season on the line, the Montezuma Lumber Company operations at McPhee, and the last runs of the famed RGS trains.
Author: Robert W. Richardson
Size: 8.25"x12"
Pages: 224
Table of Contents

A Railroad is Going to be Built

Ridgway, Home Terminal

RGS Towns: Oases in the Wilderness

Telluride, A Rich Mining Community

Locomotives: No Time for Shopping

The Galloping Goose Era

Ophir and its Loop

A Treasure Trove of Old Records

Hunting Season on the Line

The Lumber Road from McPhee

The State of Things

This is Our Last Year

Waiting in Vain for a Train

Last Runs

Abandonment and Final Scrapping

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