LITTLE ENGINES AND BIG MEN by Gilbert Lathrop

LITTLE ENGINES AND BIG MEN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The story of the years when the side rods danced to the thunder of the narrow- gauge railroads is told by a man whose father and uncle knew them from the start. They recall the valiant service of the Denver & Rio Grande, the Rio Grande Western, the Denver, South Park & Pacific, the Florence and Cripple Creek, the Golden Circle, the Midland Terminal and others; how they opened up the inaccessible high country of Colorado as they built bridges and tunnels, conquered passes and met storm, flood and slides with their midget mightiness. The engineers, conductors, brakemen, firemen; the Indians, bandits, outlaws; the people who lived alongside the miles of tracks; the excursions, passengers, freight; the hazards, accidents, runaways, special trains -- these are all part of the tale of the big little engines which is told with a devotion that salutes their passing. A definite local market and also that of the railroad hobbyist.

Pub Date: Dec. 10th, 1954
Publisher: Caxton