Colorado by Missouri Pacific in 1930

Where the Burlington and Union Pacific reached Colorado in Denver, and the Rock Island in Denver and Colorado Springs, the Missouri Pacific extended to Pueblo. So it isn’t surprising that the maps on pages 24 and 26 of this booklet make it appear that the Pueblo gateway to the West provided the most direct, least circuitous route, at least from St. Louis.

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The book has numerous black-and-white photos, trimmed in cyan, of a variety of Colorado scenes. Near the back of the book are also some photos of Salt Lake City and California, all accessible via the Scenic Limited and other trains that traversed the MP, Rio Grande, and Western Pacific, railroads once held together by George Gould.

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