Hardcover, 496 pages, B&W and Color photographs (about 10% Color), line drawings, town plats, track diagrams and more. (Second printing, 1990).
This first volume of the series starts with the early history of the line and moves on mile-by-mile for a tour of the line.
Contents:Route Map of the Rio Grande Southern, pg. 6,Preface and Acknowledgments, pp. 7-11,List of Detailed Maps, pg. 12,Lists of Bridges -Drawings and Photographs of Bridges, pg. 13,Introduction, pp. 14-18,The Early Years on the Rio Grande Southern, pp. 19-38,The First District - Ridgway to Rico, pp. 39-142,Stations, Sidings and Major Bridges, pp. 143-414,Index, pp. 415-416.