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Chasing Trains Lifetime Story
Robert W Richardson
Heimburger House
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2009-02-23 17:33:12
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Chasing Trains

The Lifetime Story of the Founder of the Colorado Railroad Museum

By Robert W. Richardson.

Color laminated hardcover, 8.5x11, 432 glossy pages, 425 photos, maps, charts, period advertisements, timetables, car drawings, rosters, bibliography, index.

"Here's the numerous lifetime railroad adventures of Robert W. Richardson, noted author, photographer and historian. Bob, a railfan’s railfan, originally released the book in 1995 under the Sundance Publications label, and it sold out.

"This new, limited second edition features 425 color and black and white photographs and covers Bob’s favorite locomotives; his travels in the Northeastern and New England states, Canada, Texas and Oklahoma, Old Border states and the Midwest, Southern states, Mexico and Central America, Persian Gulf countries, Colorado and New Mexico; the vanishing interurban; the San Juan; railroading in the snow; the Poncha, Cumbres and Marshall passes; the Gunnison area; Ouray; the Black Canyon; Durango; Silverton; Cerro Summit; Crested Butte; the Baldwin Branch; the San Luis Valley Line; the Colorado & Southern, Rio Grande Southern and much more.

"The book features 22 chapters and covers such railroads and subjects as the Ohio River & Western, the crookedest railroad in the world; the Aliquippa & Southern; the East Broad Top; Tionesta Valley Railway; Edaville; the Tweetsie; woodburners in the woods; Live Oak, Perry & Gulf; the D&RGW and Rio Grande Southern narrow gauge; and the RGS galloping geese, among many other subjects.

"Possessing a fascination with trains and railroading as far back as 1931, Bob’s interest quickly developed into a lifelong career of chasing, riding and photographing trains. His train riding has led to many adventures few railfans have experienced.
Bob, with his journalistic penchant, tells a great story, weaving together facts and figures of how it used to be on the railroads. He became editor of the Linn’s Weekly Stamp News, was an advertising coordinator, served in the U.S. Army, owned the famous Narrow Gauge Motel in Alamosa and began publishing the Narrow Gauge News."