Hugh Coffin Memorial Library ➔ Colorado Rail Annual No. 21 - Robert W. Richardson-s Narrow Gauge News

Hugh Coffin Memorial Library

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From 1949 until 1958 Robert “Bob” Richardson was the editor and “abandoned lines reporter” of the Narrow Gauge News. Seventy-three mimeographed and six printed issues were mailed to those who sent self-addressed, stamped “No. 10” envelopes to the “World’s Largest Narrow Gauge Museum and Motel” at South Alamosa, Colorado. Circulation was limited, and today copies are almost impossible to .nd. We have reprinted these as a book with over 170 photographs made from Bob’s original negatives, many of which have never been published before, now preserved in the Western History Collection of the Denver Public Library. This fascinating account of the .nal years of the San Juan and Galloping Geese, snow.ghting, abandonment hearings and last runs. The struggle among railroad of.cials, employees, railfans and thenindifferent public over the survival of the slim gauge is recounted rom Bob Richardson’s unique perspective. Bob has written an introduction describing how he chronicled the declining years of Colorado’s narrow gauge empire over four decades ago. The Narrow Gauge News played an unrecognized role in building public support for the surviving narrow gauge we treasure today. Over 190 illustrations, six paintings by Ted Rose reproduced in color
book-railway interest:
Hard Cover: 22cm by 28cm
Related people
Coffin, Hugh (had as source)
Colorado Railroad Museum (had as publisher)
Coffin, Hugh (was donated by)
Coffin, John (was donated by)
Related Objects:
2014-06 (accession record)