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A bird's-eye view of Kent with a few buildings visible, hayfields in foreground.
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View of Rock Creek Canyon showing the Moffatt railroad grade at upper right. "This two and one half miles of railroad track with tunnels No. 45, 46, 47, 48 and the big bridge across the creek was considered the costliest piece of grade on the railroad. A high bridge across the canyon in the foreground could have eliminated all this costly construction and maintenance and such a bridge was contemplated, but steel for the structure was unobtainable...
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A view of the Eagle River Gorge, showing Belden at the bottom of the gorge and Gilman on the cliff above the gorge. The Belden tram is in the mid field of the photo. [One of a series of ten photographs included in postal mailer: Frashers Quality Photos, Ten Scenic Views souvenir from Canon City to Leadville, Colo. Frashers, Inc., Pomona, Calif. Required 2 cents postage.]
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Broken track and ties resulting from the rockfall from Lionshead Rock. On March 4, 2014, a large section of the rock broke away from the local landmark and landed on the railway tracks below. The 30 foot boulder missed the Eagle River and nearby houses.
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View of D. & R. G. Railway tracks, looking up the Eagle River. Lover's Leap on left side of bridge; top of depot visible in background. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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Entrance to the Carlton tunnel in 1932, in the snow. The Busk-Ivanhoe Tunnel was built by the Busk Tunnel Railway Company for the Colorado Midland Railroad in 1891 as a replacement for the Hagerman Tunnel at a lower, more direct route. It connected Aspen and Leadville. The tunnel was abandoned following Colorado Midland's 1897 bankruptcy and was converted to one-way auto traffic in 1922 as the Carlton Tunnel, a toll tunnel carrying then-State Highway...
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Kent with the section house visible.
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Broken rail track which occurred when part of Lionshead rock fell. On March 4, 2014, a large section of the rock broke away from the local landmark and landed on the railway tracks below. The 30 foot boulder missed the Eagle River and nearby houses.
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Kent with hayfields visible. A two-horse team is cutting.
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Railroad overpass on Colorado Highway 24 leading to Red Cliff. This was the route to Red Cliff prior to the construction of the Red Cliff arch bridge. [Red Cliff Bridge Construction photo 1]
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Photo postcard showing the Red Cliff Bridge, opened in 1941. A Denver & Rio Grande train is coming from Red Cliff, headed toward Gilman, alongside the very clear Eagle River. At the left is the Lover's Leap cliffs. On the right is the cut in the lower rocks for the road down to Red Cliff. At the center of the photo above the bridge can be seen the tailings from Hornsilver Mine with Butter Flats (clearing) just above that.
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Joe Sullivan, pipe in hand, standing on the tracks at Kent.
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Looking toward Belden in the Eagle River Canyon. Tram to Gilman visible at midground.
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"Railroad problems" -- caption from Edwards School Scrapbook, page 16. The scrapbook was created as a youth citizens' league project between 1954-1955. Several large logs appear to have fallen or rolled at the Eagle Mine in Gilman, Colorado. Miners are coming down the hill (right, center). The railroad line and a railroad car are directly to the left of the mess.
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"D. & R.G. Railroad" - caption from Edwards School Scrapbook, page 16. The scrapbook was created as a youth citizens' league project between 1954-1955. The railroad would haul zinc out of the mines at Gilman for several decades. Three buildings are visible, including one perched on the mountainside. At far right, a sign says "Eagle Mines of the Empire Zinc Co". A tailings pipe appears to be dumping into the Eagle River (midground). The town of...
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A photo of Red Cliff, Colorado, dated approximately 1914. "W.H. Caruthers" is written on the back.
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A photograph of Red Cliff, Colorado, dated approximately 1914. The railroad track is visible on the right and this view presents the houses in neat rows along dirt streets. "W.H. Caruthers" is written on the back.