The RGS Story Volume X
Signed by the authors.
This gathering of photographs is presented from the late arrivals not included in the previous nine volumes. The story begins at Ridgway, where Otto Mears struggled to finish the RGS before winter, and his reasons for building nine wooden trestles at Ophir Loop. An RGS Train Register from 1897 reveals untold stories of the railroad's operating procedures. All 162 miles of the railroad are covered in this 416-page pictorial, featuring 374 black-and-white views and 31 color scenes, including right-of-way maps that previously arrived too late.