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Dave is now retired and living in Elnora, Indiana

Written by David A. Bontrager

 

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Book 029

"Colorado & Western Railroad Company"

Timetable No. 4

Author and Editor: David A. Bontrager

Publisher: DABble Publishing & Imaging

As with all of my books, this book is printed and bond by a professional printer

Hardcover with dust jacket

OUT OF PRINT
  • Colorado & Western Railroad Company Timetable No. 4 is a literary extravaganza. First, it’s a storyline that is written in the format of a railroad employee timetable, but yet is much more than a timetable. The book features the complete rules for operating the Colorado & Western Railroad and my rules and philosophies on model building and model railroading, along with my philosophies on life in general, all intertwined in an elaborate storyline that weaves in and out of reality, fiction, and imagination. Much of this is presented with humor, and at times, point-blank language or subject matter. Therefore, the book is adult reading only and “R” rated. Timetable No. 4 was over 35 years in the making, beginning in 1965, finalized in 2002, and dated 2000. This is the final timetable I will write as it is now complete to my satisfaction. It was originally written for private reading only, but I have now decided to offer it publicly. When you open the cover of Timetable No. 4 you enter the mythological Colorado & Western Railroad Company and will wander around in a halluncinatory adventure that you probably will never forget. Several questions will arise after reading Timetable No. 4: What is reality and what is fantasy? Which one creates the other? Perhaps—reality and fantasy are one of the same. Enjoy your trip on “The Ride.”
  • This is a huge book with over 230 pages.
  • It contains a complete history of the Colorado & Western RR Co. dating back to the 1800s and the predecessor SCLN&TC (Southern Colorado Land Navigation & Transfer Co.) Along with much detailed text and several commentaries, schematic drawings of the entire C&W system, signal diagrams, miscellaneous forms, and rule posters are also included.
  • This book is simply great reading.

About The Author

  • The author has written numerous short stories, but Colorado & Western Railroad Company Timetable No. 4 is his premier literary accomplishment. Admittedly, most of it was written between 1-a.m. and 5-a.m. along with an enormous consumption of coffee and chain smoking cigarettes, and at times, an enormous consumption of wine. Dave is now retired and lives in Elnora, Indiana with his wife, Anna.

Legalities

  • No part of this book, in whole or in part, or the photos contained herein, in whole or in part, may be reproduced, transmitted, scanned or distributed by any manual, mechanical or electronic means or devices without express written permission from the author and publisher.
  • Neither the book nor the contents are public shareware. Copyright laws apply.
 

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Book 033
"The Ride"
And Other Oddities on the Colorado & Western Railroad


By David A. Bontrager
Author, and Editor: David A. Bontrager
Publisher: DABble Publishing & Imaging
As with all of my books, this book is printed and bound by a professional printer
Softcover and Hardcover

  OUT OF PRINT
 
 

Book 033

  • The Ride – And Other Oddities on the Colorado & Western Railroad is comprised of fiction; a figment of the author’s imagination.  However, there are several levels of fiction, some of which are based on actual life experiences, and those multiple levels of fiction are represented herein.  Now the question arises; is life as we perceive it a whimsical illusion?  Subscribing to the concept it becomes clear that perhaps there is no such thing as fiction!  The story is about a ride that “Alan” takes on “This Train” between West Pueblo and Durdy Dawg and what he experiences on his ride, and also what he experiences in Durdy Dawg.  As if his experiences with the conductor “Psychurgy” aren’t frightening enough, he meets his ex-wife “Janus” in Durdy Dawg, who is now from another dimension of reality.  Finally, with many questions going unanswered, he manages to leave Durdy Dawg and steps back into reality, but then has a soul wrenching experience with “Brian” when returning to work at a hobby shop.  The purpose of this book is twofold; entertainment and to stimulate thought.  This book contains strong language and may be offensive to some readers.  If you are easily offended by swearing and/or obscenities, don’t read this story.  This book is not intended or recommended reading for children.  This is not a children’s book.  The book is rated “R’ due to the content.
  • This is an 80-page book with several photos.
  • This is a great coffee table book.

About The Author

  • The author has written several short stories.  The Ride is a follow-up to Colorado & Western Railroad Company Timetable No. 4 and is an extension of The Ride as presented in that writing.  Admittedly, most of this book was written between 1-a.m. and 5-a.m. along with an enormous consumption of coffee and chain smoking cigarettes, and at times, an enormous consumption of wine.  Dave is now retired and lives in Elnora, Indiana with his wife, Anna.

Legalities

  • No part of this book, in whole or in part, or the photos contained herein, in whole or in part, may be reproduced, transmitted, scanned or distributed by any manual, mechanical or electronic means or devices without express written permission from the author and publisher.
  • Neither the book nor the contents are public shareware.  Copyright laws apply.

Photo Enlargements and Posters

  • Custom enlargements and posters of photos in the book are available directly from the publisher.  All custom enlargements and posters are professionally printed.  Not all photos may be available as individual prints, but most are.  Contact the author for details.