Vanishing Varnish.

Littleton, CO: Alpine Publishing, Ltd., 1978. First edition, limited to 2,000 copies, numbered and signed. Edge wear to the dust jacket with short tears and minor loss to the top and bottom of the spine, book near fine. An illustrated history of the passenger service of the Denver & Rio Grand Railway. With 400 rare and unpublished photographs, passenger car drawings, station maps, and five full color photos. (By the way, the term varnish used in the title was a railroad expression for passenger trains in the days of wooden cars, which were varnished after painting to provide an elegant finish befitting the high level of craftsmanship typical of late nineteenth-century passenger equipment.). Item #26668

Price: $125.00

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