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Enthusiast Color Series: Narrow Guage Steam Locomotives #MISFT0013
Enthusiast Color Series: Narrow Guage Steam Locomotives
Motorbooks International

 The book, Enthusiast Color Series: Narrow Gauge Steam Locomotives, tells the story of how narrow gauge railways have evolved from primitive transportation serving remote mountain mines to scenic tourist lines today.  The scenic narrow gauge railroads visited in the book" Enthusiast Color Series: Narrow Gauge Steam Locomotives" are as follows: 1) The pioneering Festiniog two-foot gauge railway in Wales; 2) The Rio Grande, one of the first American Railroads to adopt narrow gauge and the last large American common carrier to use it; 3) The Rio Grande's legendary San Juan Extension which included the Cumbres & Toltec and the Durango and Silverton railroads and 4) East Broad Top Railroad built in the early 1870s to serve the coal and iron mines in Pennsylvania.  In addition to Acknowledgments, the major sections of this book are as follows: 1) History Of Narrow Gauge Railways; 2) Rio Grande Narrow Gauge; 3) The San Juan Extension; 4) East Broad Top and 5) Evolution Of Narrow Gauge Locomotives.  The above chapters are followed by a Bibliography and Index.  In addition to an informative narrative, this book features: 1) Approximately 12 black and white photographs; 2) About 80 color photographs and 3) 1 map.  This book is 96 pages and is in very good condition.  The author is Brian Solomon.  Edition published in 1999.    


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