Adrian and Art Hundhausen 368 pages hardcover
Colorado Railroad Museum’s latest Annual is the result of authors
Adrian and Art Hundhausen’s lifelong interest in the Colorado Midland
Railroad. This is a book that fans of the Colorado Midland won’t want to
The road’s history from 1887 to 1900 is detailed, along
with the human side of the Midland narrative. Colorful stories found in
this new volume include the trials and tribulations of Midland
employees, drunken Swedish miners who fell off the train, and a father
chasing his runaway daughter to Leadville serve as fascinating examples.
Interesting chapters such as “Spooky Victorian Railroad
Stations and Hotels,” “Ride With a Mormon to Old Mexico,” and “Trip With
a Kodak over Hagerman Pass” compel further reading. Salient topics -
such as the 1894 Cripple Creek Strike and the Pullman boycott in
Colorado - are covered in much greater detail than in previous books.
selection of timetables and advertising brochures is faithfully
reproduced, showcasing the vivid color and imaginative illustrations
used by CM in the 19th century. Plentiful diagrams of Pullman cars, maps
of Midland trackage, and schematics of depots are included.
461 illustrations, including 86 in full color; 27 maps; 35 plans and equipment drawings; extensive endnotes; and an index.