Dan Abbott, Dell McCoy & Robert McLeod 416 pages hardcover
A PICTORIAL PRESENTATION of one of Colorado's first railroads along with an analysis describing the line's continuous changes and modifications. The Colorado Central Rail Road constructed track up Clear Creek as nar_rowgauge to reach the gold mining at Black Hawk. Newspaper accounts are quoted as track reached Black Hawk, Central City, Idaho Springs, Georgetown and Silver Plume. Constructing the railhead to Idaho Springs and Georgetown resumed in 1878 and is illustrated with a multitude of never-before published photographs along the line. Finally, in 1884, under the name Georgetown, Breckenridge & Leadville Railway, the awe inspiring Georgetown Loop was completed to reach Silver Plume and Graymont with expectations of tunneling through the Great Divide in order to reach Leadville and other gold and silver camps beyond. 454 photographs and 46 maps.