Western Railroad,Rocky Mountain Views on the Rio Grande 1917 The Scenic Line of the World

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This early photo book is put out by the Western Railroad. It consists of 23 beautifully colored photographs of the most exciting views along the route. This book was only for sale en Route on The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad.

This softcover book was made exclusively for The Van Noy Inter-State Company in Denver Colorado. Inside is an explanation of each subject and views illustrated and a map of the route.

This book is in good shape for its age with no rips or tears for its age. It's bound and tied at left edge. It has the original twine holding it together. The front cover is curling at the edges, with slight water stains. Illustration info page is yellowed. One page of the centerfold picture has come unglued but in beautiful condition. Note stain in the 5th picture. 

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Book Dimensions: 12x10x1


Collections: Vintage Railroad Books

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