A capacity crowd turned out to the Edwards Interfaith Chapel on Wednesday, June 13, to hear Fred Frailey explain the critical role the railroads played in the development of Colorado. Fred’s informative and at times humorous account included the colorful personalities that rushed to claim the fastest routes and most forgiving mountain passes. Boom and bust were constant companions and often determined by a razor-thin margin. Reversals of fortune could be found around any bend. Those were the days when Leadville was the prize. Fred’s love of rail was evident in his detailed attention to the subject matter. To learn more and to read some of Fred’s writing, visit TrainsMag.com.