The New Mexico System of Narrow Gauge Railroads

34 [New Mexico] [Ross, E.G.] The New Mexico System of Narrow Gauge Railroads…Showing the Territory of
New Mexico,.. The City of Albuquerque, its Remarkable Growth, Its Business and Its Geographical and Commercial Advantages. New York: E. A. Kingsland, printer, 1883. 8vo, original pale green printed wrappers, 14 pp., creased, folding
map: [Territory of New Mexico Showing Purposed Lines in Red] 15 ½ x 12 ½ inches. Housed in custom cloth case. Rare (OCLC shows 2 locations in Denver, the other at AAS). No copies recorded at auction, the only antiquarian trade reference comes from the Midland Rare Book Company in 1945. The map shows one of the very earliest references to
Espanola as the endpoint of the D&RG railway. The purposed project had narrow gauge railroads extending through New Mexico, to Silver City, and from Santa Fe to Albuquerque via Cerrillos (instead of the present line through Lamy). The final part is a very early promotional for Albuquerque (which had only been found three years previously, in 1880), with information on businesses and prospects.

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