A national treasure of classic narrow gauge photography; 100 years of historic rail memories; Mallory Ferrell's most prolific work, presented in an elegant coffee-table format. You will love this deluxe hardbound book featuring 632 historic all black and white photographs from the author's huge 115,000-print collection. The 372-page volume features railroads such as the Denver & Rio Grande; Rio Grande Southern; Denver, South Park & Pacific; Colorado & Southern; Gilpin Tramway Co.; Argentine Central; Uintah Railway; Silverton Railroad; Silverton, Gladstone & Northernly; Colorado Central; Florence & Cripple Creek; Denver, Leadville & Gunnison; Montezuma Lumber Co.; Greely, Salt Lake & Pacific; Colorado & Northwestern; New Mexico Lumber Co.; Pagosa Lumber Co.; Tierra Amarilla Southern Railroad; and the Boston Coal & Fuel Co., among others. Mallory Hope Ferrell, America's best-loved narrow gauge author, who has 17 books to his credit, has been gathering superlative railway photos for the last 50 years.
In his new book, Ferrell writes about William Henry Jackson, Picture Maker of the West; about early Colorado cameramen and their struggles; the glory days of the Narrow Gauge; how photography came of age in the West; following the railfan era on the Narrow Gauge; and the Third and Fourth divisions of the Denver & Rio Grande. The book focuses on narrow gauge lines in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. Some of the more prominent photo locations in the book include Marshall Pass, Alpine Tunnel, Chalk Cliffs, Lizard Head, Georgetown Loop, Ophir Loop, Silverton Branch, Clear Creek Canyon, Trout Lake, Cerro Summit and Forks Creek.
Mallory Hope Ferrell, a native Virginian, roamed the hills of Tweetsie Country as a boy. A graduate of the University of Miami, the author now lives in Peachtree City, Georgia with his wife, Gloria.