image of an RGS freight train on the Lightner Creek Trestle

Video of Zoom presentation recorded on November 12, 2022 at the Animas Museum. Apologies for the sound issues!


  • "Otto Mears: Paradoxical Pathfinder" by Michael Kaplan
  • "The Rio Grande Southern Railroad" by Josie Moore Crum
  • "The R.G.S. Story" ten volumes by Dell McCoy and Sundance Publications
  • "Silver San Juan: The Rio Grande Southern Railroad" by Mallory Hope Ferrell

These books are available in our research library, please call us to make an appointment if you would like to see them.

Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection a fantastic resource for research.

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