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Cinders & Smoke: A Mile by Mile Guide for the Durango & Silverton Narrow… (1965)

by Doris B. Osterwald

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"Milepost No. 465.5 - Golden Horseshoe Resort is below the track and along the highway. It was originally Pinkerton Hot Springs for Judge J.H. Pinkerton. The Pinkertons were the fifth family to settle in the lower Animas Valley."


This is a detailed account of every mile along the route of the Durango to Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. The entries reference historical, cultural, social and geological elements making this book both comprehensive and valuable for riders that are still able to take the same trip nearly fifty years later.
  AmronGravett | Apr 11, 2013 |
This book is good during the trip or before the trip to be ready with your camera for things you want to take pictures of.

This book is well worth the read for people who enjoy railroads or tourist to southwest Colorado. ( )
  Lewie | Nov 9, 2010 |
CO/Colorado, La Plata - Guidebooks/Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad/Narrow gauge railroads - Colorado/Colorado - San Juan - Guidebooks
  SGSLibrary | Jul 31, 2010 |
The smell of cinders and smoke is part of my earliest memories, since my first home was the upstairs apartment of the Burlington depot in Pleasant Dale, NE. Yes, my dears, they were still using steam engines back then. When my family took the Durango-Silverton trip on the narrow gauge railroad, I caught one lung-full and it all came back!

This trip is gorgeous, and this guidebook interprets and explains all you see, from the geologic formations, to the historic mining, to the rock that Butch and Sundance jumped off in the movie. ("Hell, the fall will probably kill you.") ( )
  MerryMary | Apr 25, 2007 |
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The 8th Edition of Cinders & Smoke has been revised and updated with 11 new Black & White photographs and 36 new color photographs. An additional nature section has been added with two pages of color photo.

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