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The train stops here : New Mexico's railway legacy

Author: Marci L Riskin
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Riskin, a New Mexico-based architect with a special interest in historic preservation, authored a 1996 government study of railroad depots in which she outlined plans for adaptive reuse of many of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marci L Riskin
ISBN: 0826333060 9780826333063 0826333079 9780826333070
OCLC Number: 57143199
Description: viii, 156 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Part 1. Railroading's heyday. Historic weight and romantic spirit: why railroad buildings matter --
Track, steam, stations, and laws: the evolution of the modern railroad --
The railroad transforms the territory --
Part 2. The railroad system. Divisions, sections, and the five-man train crew: operational considerations --
Track --
Rolling stock --
Railroad depots --
Unique aspects of New Mexico's depots --
Other railroad structures --
Part 3. Preservation. Decline of the railroad --
The current state of New Mexico's railroads --
Opportunities for preservation --
Part 4. What remains of New Mexico's railroad heritage. Santa Fe Railway System --
Denver & Rio Grande System --
Colorado & Southern and the Colmor Cutoff --
Southern Pacific System --
Texas-New Mexico Railway: toot and never move --
Part 5. Appendices. Timeline --
Remaining railroad structures in New Mexico --
Heritage tourism --
Useful contacts --
Railroad-related museums in New Mexico.
Responsibility: Marci L. Riskin.
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"The compact history will give the visitor a better understanding of the impact of the lines in the state. Having this book along will enhance one's train watching experience in New Mexico"

 
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