This is the story of the last railroad along Clear Creek until the demise of the narrow gauge operations of the Colorado & Southern west of Denver, Colorado in the spring of 1941.
The formation of this railroad began on paper in 1865. Through various corporations and name changes, eventually this narrow gauge line became part of the Colorado & Southern, a subsidiary of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy which in turn was controlled by the Hill Lines, the Great Northern and Northern Pacific Railways.
This is not a picture book only, there is much history in text supplemented by many pictures in Black and White. Most photographs are historical but a few are from more modern times.
Dedication, Introduction, Acknowledgement, Maps, pp. 3-8;
C&S, A New Railroad, 1899, pp. 9-16;
C&S, Growth and New Technology, pp. 17-40;
Scenic Attractions, Tourists and Freight, 1906-1913, pp. 41-64;
Shadows in the Canon, 1913-1917, pp. 65-78;
Lost Traffic, The Auto, 1917-1926, pp. 79-92;
Retrenchment, 1926-1936, pp. 93-109;
It is Official, Abandonment Authorized, 1936-1941, pp. 110-126;
Last Scheduled C&S Canon Train, pp. 127-150;
Final Canon Scrapping, 1941, pp. 151-166;
C&S Narrow Gauge Trips 1937-1941, pp. 167-212;
Golden to Denver After the Narrow Gauge, pp. 213-222;
and Then Some (wrecks, equipment), pp. 223-226;
Time Tables and Maps (station plats), pp. 227-238;
Index, pp. 239-240.
Many photographers and individuals contributed to this title which is hardbound and printed on high-quality, glossy paper.
The C&S spelled the word Canyon as "Canon", and this is the spelling found in this title.
Tom Klinger Publishing, hardcover, 240 pages, standard portrait layout 10 x 8 in., Black & White photographs, railroad pass illustrations, maps.