It is hardly news that the Rio Grande Southern survived the double-barreled blasts of the Ames Slide and by the hatching of a flock of geese.
The 'Galloping Geese', the unique amalgamations of rubber tire and flanged wheel for passenger and freight, not only kept the railroad running, but spread the flame of the RGS across the land, and eventually, far beyond our shores.
This remarkable story burgeons with Goose invention, fabrication, operation deterioration, restoration and re-creation. Even more remarkable is the fact that all the Geese are alive and well, and three of the seven have migrated to the Colorado Railroad Museum.
A Goose, A Goose, A Kingdom for a Goose, pp. 6-15;
Building the Galloping Geese, pp. 16-30;
Goose Modifications, pp. 31-42;
Train Time on the RGS, pp. 43-61;
The Tourists Arrive - Too Late, pp. 62-75;
The Goose Still Gallops!, pp. 76-83;
Bibliography, pp. 84-85;
Drawings, Profile of the RGS, pp. 86-92.
Colorado Railroad Museum, softcover, 91 pages, 8.5 x 11 x .25 in., over 100 images, mostly black & white.