Chili Line The Narrow Rail Trail to Santa Fe by John Gjevre  Soft Cover
Chili Line The Narrow Rail Trail to Santa Fe by John Gjevre  Soft Cover
Chili Line The Narrow Rail Trail to Santa Fe by John Gjevre  Soft Cover
Chili Line The Narrow Rail Trail to Santa Fe by John Gjevre  Soft Cover
Chili Line The Narrow Rail Trail to Santa Fe by John Gjevre  Soft Cover
Chili Line The Narrow Rail Trail to Santa Fe by John Gjevre  Soft Cover
Chili Line The Narrow Rail Trail to Santa Fe by John Gjevre  Soft Cover
Chili Line The Narrow Rail Trail to Santa Fe by John Gjevre  Soft Cover

Chili Line The Narrow Rail Trail to Santa Fe by John Gjevre Soft Cover

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Chili Line The Narrow Rail Trail to Santa Fe by John Gjevre Soft Cover
 
Chili Line The Narrow Rail Trail to Santa Fe By John Gievre   8 X 11 INCHES   Soft Cover Copyright 1969-1971, THIRD EDITION 1984.     100 Pages   NOTICE the preface to the second edition page is loose.  THE COVER is torn long the bottom of the binding.  
This effort arose out of a frustration with the lack of literature about the abandoned Santa Fe Branch of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad. Years ago the line was affectionately called the CHILI LINE and by such it is still remembered. Abandoned in 1941, its forsaken roadbed makes a remarkable scar along the Rio Grande Valley. Hiking and horseback riding up Barranca Hill served to whet my curiosity about the iron horses which had labored there so faithfully. Research in Santa Fe and Denver ensued and with the help of John Norwood of the D&RGW and Mrs. Kay Pierson of the Colorado State Historical Society my quest continued. By and by, it seemed the scope of the material necessitated a book, and perhaps by default the following pages carne to be written.
As the book evolved, it became apparant that my curiosity perhaps governed the depth of treatment given a particular subject and for that, I apologize. I commend to the railfan Hauck and Richardson's "Steam in the Rockies"' for a complete roster of D&RGW steam power and beg forgiveness for the lack of rosters in this work.
My appreciation is extended to Prof. Adams for permission to quote from Lt. Bourke's diary. To David P. Morgan, Editor of Trains, go my special thanks for his encouragement and permission to use Forest Crossen's 1941 article. Joseph Hereford, Jr. the doyen of Hal-lack and Howard, was generous beyond measure with material and and photos of logging days at La Madera.
Colorado railroad historians R. H. Kindig and Jackson Thode as well as veteran rail photographer Otto Perry were very kind to lend their excellent photos of latter day operations .The front cover figure was drawn by Ken Pruitt of Albuquerque and John Lucas of Los Alarnos provided the rear cover design.
There are also photos from the collections of the Museum of New Mexico, the Colorado State Historical Society, M. H. Ferrell and many others. I have tried to credit the primary source where known. Thanks go to B. T. Rogers, George Swain, Philip Gjevre and Robert Trapp for providing material. I acknowledge the tolerance and understanding of my colleagues, W. D. Spining, M.D. and S. S. Shorter, M.D.
Finally, during those days when my eyes were dim and my spirits were low, my patient wife, Marjorie, was the epitome of sustaining encouragement.

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