Hardcover, 496 pages, B&W and Color photographs (about 10% Color), line drawings, town plats, track diagrams and more.
This book is a study of the Rio Grande Southern railroad, this book focuses on the town of Rico and the mining branch that once switch-backed it's way up the mountain behind Rico, Colorado.
Included are detailed descriptions and photos from many periods of Rico's history. There's a lot of detailed photos, drawings and track layouts of the depot grounds, mines, and engine facilities in Rico, including the variations over the years. The story of the town's history is also told in great detail, with many photos of various buildings, the evolution of the town's main street and it's shops and stores, and so on.
Anyone interested in the history of this part of the country during the 1890s to 1950s will enjoy this book. As with every book in the series, this one includes many hundreds of photos, historical accounts, track plans, building and bridge drawings, and much more.
Charles Miller Engel, Rico Resident, pp. 13-28,
The Story of Dunton, pp. 29-40,
Coke Ovens to Rico's Yard Limits, pp. 41-68,
Rico's Trail Blazers, pp. 69-132,
RGS Rail Arrives in Rico, pp. 133-164,
RGS Enterprise Branch, pp. 165-264,
The Pro Patria Mill, pp. 265-312,
The Flood in October of 1911, pp. 313-414,
St. Louis Mine Period and more articles, pp. 415-493,
Index, pp. 494-496.