Casebound and smythe-sewn, with a handsome full-color dustjacket, 369 pages, landscape format 11 x 8.5 in., 461 illustrations, 86 illustrations in Color, 27 maps, 35 plans and equipment drawings, extensive endnotes and index.
Colorado Rail Annual No. 34 by Adrian and Art Hundhausen with material not published before. The color images will of course not be photographs, but images of ephemera.
This Colorado Railroad Museum's latest Annual is the result of authors Adrian and Art Hundhausen's lifelong interest in the Colorado Midland Railroad. Carefully researched and artistically written, this is a book that fans of the Colorado Midland won't want to miss!
The road's history from 1887 to 1900 is detailed, along with the human side of the Midland narrative. Colorful stories found in this new volume include the trials and tribulations of Midland employees, drunken Swedish miners who fell off the train, and a father chasing his runaway daughter to Leadville serve as fascinating examples.
Interesting chapters such as "Spooky Victorian Railroad Stations and Hotels", "Ride With a Mormon to Old Mexico," and "Trip With a Kodak over Hagerman Pass" compel further reading. Salient topics - such as the 1894 Cripple Creek Strike and the Pullman boycott in Colorado - are covered in much greater detail than in previous books.
A selection of timetables and advertising brochures is faithfully reproduced, showcasing the vivid color and imaginative illustrations used by CM in the 19th century. Plentiful diagrams of Pullman cars, maps of Midland trackage, and schematics of depots are included.
Prologue: A Rough Neighborhood, pp. 1-8;
The Leadville on the "Standard Broad Gauge," 1887, pp. 9-35;
To Aspen and the Coal Fields, pp. 36-46;
Buffet Sleeping Cars to Aspen, Summer 1888, pp. 47-63;
An Amicable Agreement, pp. 64-71;
The Rio Grande-Midland Route, Spring 1890, pp. 72-77;
A New Owner and Trains to the Pacific, Fall 1890, pp. 78-95;
Winter 1890-91: Too Few Passengers, Too Much Snow, pp. 96-104;
Bringing the Tourists to Ute Pass, Summer 1891, pp. 105-126;
Into Continental Business with Colors Flying, Spring 1892, pp. 127-137;
The Flying Dutchman, Summer 1892, pp. 138-143;
The Time Card Turns Deadly, Winter 1892-1893, pp. 144-156;
A Lethal Rate War, Spring 1893, pp. 157-161;
Consolidation, Decapitation, and the Fair, May 1893, pp. 162-170;
Silver Crash and the Big Bore, Summer/Fall 1893, pp. 171-178;
The Cripple Creek Strike, Spring 1894, pp. 179-192;
The Coal Strike and Pullman Boycott, Summer 1894, pp. 193-213;
The Last Days of the Santa Fe-Midland, pp. 214-226;
Ristine and Bailey Arrive, 1895, pp. 227-250;
The Hunt for Through Traffic, pp. 251-275;
The Oregon Shortline and the Klondike, pp. 276-284;
The Big Rush, 1898, pp. 285-290;
The Midland in the Spanish-Ameican War, 1898, pp. 291-302;
A New Account for the Great Snow Blockage, 1899, pp. 303-327;
Passenger Service after the Snows, 1899, pp. 328-337;
The RGW-Midland Combination, 1900, pp. 338-349;
Indicies (Equipment, Places, People), pp. 350-356.