Hardcover. First printing. ISBN: 1-878887-64-5. Still in good condition. Little to no signs of previous usage. Pages are still clean and straight.
"Rio Grande! The name is synonymous with rugged mountain railroading through - not around - the Rockies. Constructed to tap the booming silver and gold mining centers deep within the mountains of Colorado, the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad is perhaps best known by many for its narrow gauge operations, but its primary role throughout most of the 20th Century was as a link in the transcontinental standard gauge rail network and as a conveyor belt for coal and other mineral resources. Shaped by the forces of geology and financial and corporate intrigues, the Rio Grande emerged from bankruptcy and into the second half of the century as a modern, efficient railroad."