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Passenger Trains on the Colorado Midland, 1887-1900
Colorado Rail Annual No. 34, by Adrian and Art Hundhausen

This Colorado Railroad Museum’s latest Annual is the result of authors Adrian and Art Hundhausen’s lifelong interest in the Colorado Midland Railroad. 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.

This carefully researched and artistically written work features 368 pages filled with 461 illustrations, including 86 in full color; 27 maps; 35 plans and equipment drawings; extensive endnotes; and an index. Casebound and smythe-sewn, with a handsome full-color dustjacket, oblong 11”x8-1/2”.

List price $79.95, hardcover, b&w photos (some color photos and illustrations), 357 pages. SKU: CRA34. Posted April 20, 2021.