The RGS Story
The RGS Story
These are previously owned books, unless otherwise noted.
Originally planned as a set of three, perhaps four books, this series of volumes amounted to twelve at completion. Author Russ Colmann and Publisher Dell A. McCoy formed Sundance Publications, Limited to publish this definitive set. The reader is taken over the entire Rio Grande Southern "mile by mile, station by station". The books were published over a seventeen year period, and are valued today as not only a comprehensive history of the RGS, but a history of a region of Colorado and somewhat representative of narrow gauge railroading in general, during its golden years.
Each book has hundreds of comprehensively captioned black and white and color photographs of equipment, locomotives, passenger and freight rolling stock, bridges, structures, towns, and people. There also is a wealth of maps and line drawings of structures and bridges.
A limited quantity of each printing was stamped with edition numbers inside, and signed by the appropriate authors. The books in our inventory are identified as signed or not signed in the description.
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