Ridgway Railroad Museum Publishes Book of Narrow Gauge History
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RIDGWAY – The Ridgway Railroad Museum announced last week its publication of its first book, Narrow Gauge Railroading in the San Juan Triangle: The Rio Grande Southern, the Ouray Branch of the D&RG and Otto Mears’ Silverton RR.

The 110-page volume contains 40 carefully researched short articles by seven museum members, along with 60 photographs, maps and drawings. Many of the articles contain information available nowhere else.

Some of the topics covered include history of each of the museum’s railcars, snow fighting on the narrow gauge, life working for the railroad, locations along the featured routes, the Corkscrew Gulch turntable, Ouray depot, water tanks on the narrow gauge, Ouray to Ironton by rail, the Ramona townsite affair, dispatcher’s train sheets, and many more.

The book is published by Dave Casler’s Mt. Sneffels Press, a micropress located in Ridgway. To see or purchase the museum’s new book, visit the museum or selected area bookstores. For Internet orders, visit www.mtsneffelspress.com. A book signing will be held in conjunction with the Ouray County Railroad Days Symposium on Sept. 12.
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