ACROSS THE CONTINENT, THE SCENIC ROUTE, COLORADO, UTAH & NEW MEXICO. VIA THE DENVER & RIO GRANDE RAILWAY [cover title]. [Chicago: R. R. Donnelley & Sons, Printers], n.d. [probably 1883]. 21x14 cm, pp. [1-16] (not numbered), 10 illustrations engraved after photographs, pictorial self wrappers, stapled. First edition. Caption title on page : "Through the Heart of the Rockies." A promotional brochure with brief descriptions of scenic points of interest and tourist attractions along the rail line of the Denver and Rio Grande Railway, issued after the completion of its Denver–Salt Lake City main line west from Salida, Colorado, via Marshall Pass and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison River. "The railroad started as a 3 ft (914 mm) narrow-gauge line running south from Denver, Colorado, in 1870. It served mainly as a transcontinental bridge line between Denver and Salt Lake City, Utah ... The Rio Grande was the epitome of mountain railroading, with a motto of 'Through the Rockies, not around them' and later 'Main line through the Rockies,' both referring to the Rocky Mountains. The D&RGW operated the highest mainline rail line in the United States, over the 10,240 feet (3,120 m) Tennessee Pass in Colorado, and the famed routes through the Moffat Tunnel and the Royal Gorge. At its height in the mid-1880s, the D&RGW had the largest narrow-gauge railroad network in North America with 2,783 miles (4,479 km) of track interconnecting the states of Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah" (Wikipedia). Some wear along edges of outer leaves, short horizontal closed tear at fore-edge of rear cover with light vertical wrinkle, several light creases, some soiling to outer panels, light stains to front panel, a good copy. (#166845).
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