Take the Pike’s Peak Route
CRA 34: Passenger Trains on the Colorado Midland, 1887-1900
By Adrian and Art Hundhausen.
Casebound and smythe-sewn, 11.5 x 8.75" landscape format, 368 pages, 461 illustrations, 86 full color, plans, equipment drawings, endnotes index. 2021.
"This, Colorado Railroad Museum’s latest Annual, is the result of authors Adrian and Art Hundhausen's lifelong interest in the Colorado Midland Railroad. This is a book that fans of the Colorado Midland won’t want to miss!
"The road’s history from 1887 to 1900 is detailed, along with the human side of the Midland narrative. Colorful stories found in this new volume include the trials and tribulations of Midland employees, drunken Swedish miners who fell off the train, and a father chasing his runaway daughter to Leadville serve as fascinating examples.
"Interesting chapters such as Spooky Victorian Railroad Stations and Hotels, Ride With a Mormon to Old Mexico, and Trip With a Kodak over Hagerman Pass compel further reading. Salient topics - such as the 1894 Cripple Creek Strike and the Pullman boycott in Colorado - are covered in much greater detail than in previous books.
"A selection of timetables and advertising brochures
is faithfully reproduced, showcasing the vivid color and imaginative illustrations used by CM in the 19th century. Plentiful diagrams of Pullman cars, maps of Midland trackage, and schematics of depots are included."