The Railroads of Coors Field: A Brief History of Railroading in the Vicinity of Coors Field.
In 1995, the Colorado Rockies professional baseball team played their first season in their new home in lower downtown Denver-Coors Field. To commemorate this event, the Colorado Railroad Museum published this fine illustrated account of the new ballpark's railroad heritage.
Coors Field occupies the former site of Denver's first railroad station and what was for many years Union Pacific's passenger car yard.
Today, Amtrak's California Zephyr and the Rio Grande Ski Train pass behind the left field bleachers en route to and from Union Station. This not only is a fascinating story of rail activity in the neighborhood over the years, but also tells the relationship of baseball with railroads and public transit since Denver's earliest days.
Colorado Railroad Museum, softcover, 48 pages, 8.5 x 11 x .25 in., over 70 B&W photographs, full color covers.