C&S High Line Memories and Then Some by Tom & Denise Klinger hard cover
C&S High Line Memories and Then Some by Tom & Denise Klinger hard cover
C&S High Line Memories and Then Some by Tom & Denise Klinger hard cover
C&S High Line Memories and Then Some by Tom & Denise Klinger hard cover

C&S High Line Memories and Then Some by Tom & Denise Klinger hard cover

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C&S High Line Memories and Then Some by Tom & Denise Klinger hard cover
C&S High Line Memories and Then Some by Tom & Denise Klinger
Hard Cover
280 pages
Copyright 2004
Acknowledgements  6
Introduction  8
Chapter 1 - Anderson & Gibbony Familes  9
Chapter 2 - Como  19
Chapter 3 - Como Railroaders  49
Chapter 4 - Como to Webster  59
Chapter 5 - Como to Alma  71
Chapter 6 - Como Scrapping  89
Chapter 7 - Boreas Pass Wrecks  95
Chapter 8 - Como to Breckenridge  115
Chapter 9 - Breckenridge to Dickey  130
Chapter 10 - Dickey to Keystone  141
Chapter 11 - Dickey to Solitude (Tenmile Canyon)  155
Chapter 12 - Solitude to Climax  181
Chapter 13 - Climax to Leadville (Narrow Gauge)  197
Chapter 14 - Leadville (Narrow Gauge)  211
Chapter 15 - Leadville to Climax (Standard Gauge)  223
Chapter 16 - Como to Atlantic (Gunnison District)  237
Chapter 17 - High Line Lodge  251
Chapter 18 - Fading Memories  261
Addendums  264
A - Time Tables  265
B - Engine Ratings  269
C - Pat Gibbony Time Book  270
D - Rosters ( Enginemen and Trainmen)  271
E - Leadville - Climax Equipment Roster, March 20, 1937  274
F - Pitkin - Como Train Order  274
Glossary  275
Index  278
INTRODUCTION                                                                                                                                      The romantic image that railroading may conjure up in your mind is one thing. The reality of railroading is the hardship of often working long hours under difficult conditions as well as days away from home and family. However, there also were many pleasant memories of days on the railroad, family ties and lasting friendships. All of this forms the background for the C&S HIGH LINE MEMORIES and Then Some.
The men of these railroad families spent most of their lives working the High Line from Como through Breckenridge, Dickey, (now on the bottom of Dillon Reservoir), Kokomo (now buried beneath the tailings from the Climax Mine), Leadville and a number of other small mountain towns. Since the web of the Colorado & Southern trackage radiated out from Como these railroaders covered the "High Line and Then Some".
The basis for this book is the personal memories and memorabilia that descendents of former Colorado & Southern railroaders have provided. For us, this has put life back onto the streets of Como and has given us a vivid image of trains and their crews working their way across the Colorado & Southern South Park Line. We sincerely hope it is the same, for you, the reader.
C&S HIGH LINE MEMORIES and Then Some spans the years that A. A. Anderson spent working as an engineman on the Colorado & Southern narrow gauge as well as time working on the standard gauge. From 1909 until 1943 he crisscrossed all but a few segments of the vast Colorado & Southern narrow gauge system. By the time of his retirement in 1952, when he was working on the Colorado & Southern standard gauge in Denver, the Colorado & Southern narrow gauge was but a fading memory.
With access to the wealth of information that A. A. Anderson accumulated pertaining to the Colorado & Southern's narrow gauge, its employees and their families, you will be able to gain an insight into the working life of a South Park railroader. Mountain passes, steep grades, blizzards, avalanches and long hours were just a few of the hazards that trains and railroad crews had to face. For railroaders whose homes were in Como, there was the added burden of families living in an isolated area with limited conveniences.
A. A. Anderson's photos and mementoes along with interviews of other Colorado & Southern railroaders' descendants create an image of the Colorado & Southern High Line. The authors hope is that C&S HIGH LINE MEMORIES and Then Some will either rekindle or create memories for you of a time that is now history as well as introduce newcomers to the era of the Colorado & Southern High Line.

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