"Dan Abbott and Dell McCoy 416 pages hardcover
This pictorial presnets the Gilpin Tramway two foot gauge Shay steam locomotives running out of Black Hawk, Colorado to gold mines surrounding the communities of Central City, Nevadaville and Russell Gulch. The route is covered mile by mile with detailed captions and eyewitness newspaper articles of day within the text. Drop-bottom ore cars, flat cars, excursion cars and cabooses made up the roster of rolling stock traversing the 4%+ grades. Maps are profusely augmented with gleanings from numerous research trips and provide knowledge of tracks to shaft houses on the upper slopes and mills within Black Hawk. Some 280 mines and mills were served by the Gilpin. A detailed station listing, measured from the Engine House, a roster of locomotives and equipment and more are included. 438 photographs. "