Rio Grande Ski Train By Patterson & Forrest Soft Cover 1984 64 pages
Rio Grande Ski Train By Patterson & Forrest Soft Cover 1984 64 pages
Rio Grande Ski Train By Patterson & Forrest Soft Cover 1984 64 pages

Rio Grande Ski Train By Patterson & Forrest Soft Cover 1984 64 pages

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Rio Grande Ski Train By Patterson & Forrest Soft Cover 1984 64 pages
 
Rio Grande Ski Train By Patterson & Forrest Soft Cover Vopyright 1984 64 pages
A search for information and history of the Rio Grande's ski train amply illustrated how unremarked the train has been. Writing and recording the train's story, therefore, became all the more fascinating for it has out-lived all other passenger trains which ever traveled the Rio Grande system.
The ski train is indeed a train of superlatives. As it is about to enter its 49th year, it is doing so with eight coaches almost 70 years old with friction bearing trucks, steam heat, flop-over velvet seats and mahogany paneling-ingredients which used to be standard in American railroading but are now otherwise extinct in common passenger carriage in the United States. When the D&RGW finally joined Amtrak in 1983, it was appropriate that the railroad's three remaining passenger locomotives were assigned to the ski train.
Enjoy the whole story of this interesting and unique train, how it got started and why it is still serving today. Whether you are a skier or a rail buff, I believe you, too, will become a champion of the valiant little ski train. There is no other like it.

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