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The Prospector 23, Number 1 Has Been Mailed

Arriving soon in a mailbox near you! The Prospector Volume 23, Number 1 started being mailed out this week from our printer.

This issue we delve into winter railroading and snow removal on Colorado’s mountain passes. Our first article, penned by W. George Cook, explores the early days of snow removal using the railroad’s first two new rotary snowplows over their initial three years. In the second article, Patrick Moore provides a modern perspective on keeping the rails clear, featuring a captivating collection of D&RGW’s Snow Dozers at work in 1978.

Additionally, you’ll find three more articles: one on the D&RGW’s ALCO RS-3 locomotive by P. Allen Copeland, and the fourth article by Richard Severance chronicles the pursuit of an ore train along the Ridgway branch line. To round out this issue, we’ve included a reprint from a 1934 Railway Age article covering the bus operations offered by the Rio Grande, which began in 1926.

I hope you all enjoy this issue of Volume 23,  Thomas Hogan, Editor.

Both Foreign and Domestic members should start seeing your issue delivered in the next week or so to your mailbox.  If you are not an RGM&HS member, (although we highly recommend joining) this issue is available to purchase from the RGM&HS Company Store.


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