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Uintah Railway, The Gilsonite Route BENDER, JR., HENRY E.

Uintah Railway, The Gilsonite Route


Other works by BENDER, JR., HENRY E.

Publication: Howell-North Books, 1970, Berkeley

First edition. 4to. Cloth, titles stamped in black on the front cover and spine, pictorial front and rear endpapers, 239 pp., frontispiece, preface, acknowledgments, double column, illustrated from photographs, maps, notes. roster of equipment, index. The Uintah Railway was one of the last narrow-gauge lines built in the Rockies and the only railroad to penetrate the vast Uintah Basin of Western Colorado and Eastern Utah. The line had specially built equipment to carry the unusual mineral called gilsonite, the glossy black asphaltum found nowhere else in the world, climbing up the fantastic grade of Baxter Pass, five miles of unremitting 7.5 % with its many ultra-sharp curves, for which the route became most famous. As new, unread copy in dust jacket. An exceptional copy.

Inventory Number: 44544