Rio Grande Steam Locomotives

By Donald J. Heimburger  

 

Rio Grande Steam Locomotives

This 9 x 12", 200-page hardbound book traces the Denver & Rio Grande Western's standard gauge steam locomotives from the early days to the last of steam, when locomotive fires were dropped and diesels took over hauling tonnage through the rugged Rocky Mountains. In addition to the informative text, 140 photographs and 26 folio drawings are included as well as maps, timetables and equipment rosters from 1891 to 1956. Featuring 140 black and white photographs and 26 folio drawings, as well as maps, timetables and equipment rosters from 1891 to 1956 when the last standard gauge steam locomotive roamed the Rio Grande.

Rio Grande Steam Locomotives is a book that will interest not only Rio Grande fans, but also steam locomotive fans as well. Besides giving an overview history of the railroad, the book highlights numerous standard gauge steam locomotives from the 0-6-0 and 4-6-2 to the giant 2-8-8-2 and 4-6-6-4. Two special chapters are included in the book: one chapter features Rio Grande steamers built by the American Locomotive Company and its predecessor companies, and another chapter features more builder's photographs from the Baldwin Locomotive Works. There are 14 chapters in all, each adding more valuable information and photographs to the exciting steam locomotive history of this popular Western railroad.

ISBN: 978-0-911581-16-4

Price: $43.95

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