Golden, CO: Colorado Railroad Museum/CRM, 1983. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Item #49501
The Cripple Creek gold rush which began in 1891 created a need for railroad transportation to serve the boomtown that eventually grew to a population of over 50,000. The Short Line was one of three railroads which fought for a share o f this business. This is the line's history from construction to boom and abandonment. 180 pages with numerous photographs, maps, illustrations and roster. Packet laid in with folded map, payment voucher, and reprint of promotional pamphlet. Fine in very good plus dust jacket with tiny tears and associated creases at the head of the spine panel.