Goin’ Railroading: Two Generations of Colorado Stories

By: Coel, Margaret; Sam Speas

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Glossy wraps, 15.3 by 22.3 cm, xiii 180 pp. plus a 14-page center-section of black and white photographs. Very good with light wear at the corners. From the back cover: “As America, carried along by the expanded rail system, moved westward in the nineteenth century, few occupations seemed more exciting or romantic than that of railroad engineer. And in the mountains and plains of the West, long hours, backbreaking labor, bitter temperatures, and faulty brakes were the crucible in which the best of the early railroaders were formed: Only the most dedicated and skilled of men passed the tests the narrow-gauge lines of Colorado meted out. Goin’ Railroading is the story of two generations of such men, for members of the Speas family who, from the open cabs of narrow-gauge steam engines, watched Colorado grow.”

Title: Goin’ Railroading: Two Generations of Colorado Stories

Author Name: Coel, Margaret; Sam Speas

Categories: Transportation, American History,

Edition: first edition

Publisher: Boulder, CO, Pruett Publishing Co.: 1991

Binding: paperback

Book Condition: very good

Seller ID: 3894