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The Belden mill and tram in Eagle Canyon, below Gilman. Railroad tracks at bottom right in photo. Taken after the 1919 landslide.
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A view of Belden in the snow [1930s] with mine facilities. A man and a dog are walking the railroad tracks; the Eagle River is almost frozen over.
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Broken cribbing and mud covering railroad tracks and filling the Eagle River after a landslide in 1919.
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At the bottom of the Eagle River Canyon below Gilman, Belden is situated on the railroad. Ore was loaded on train cars here. The surface tram ran from Gilman down to Belden. The debris from the downpour covers the railroad tracks at midfield. The water was 8 ft. deep between the compressor house and the loading tipple during the cloudburst. The compressor house had been at Belden for many years. "There was one huge Ingersoll-Rand piston-type...
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Box cars moved off D&RG tracks at Belden after the 1919 landslide.
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"Eagle River Canon, Colo., D. & R. G. Ry." Tinted photo postcard shows mine cribbing and mine buildings above Belden with the rail tracks and Eagle River at the bottom. Verso: No. C8708 Published by The Colorado News Company, Denver, Colo., Dresden-Leipzig-Berlin. Trademark [Corson #632] for American News Co., New York, NY, Litho-chrome process.
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Looking south along the railroad tracks at Belden towards the Belden mill. Destroyed cribbing on the left and debris on the tracks in the background.
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Mr. Spear shoveling debris and mud from the platform at Belden, below Gilman in the Eagle River Canyon. Tram tracks are at the right; railroad tracks are in the foreground.
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Caption: "Don at Eagle Canyon at Belden, prospecting" MacDonald Knight is standing next to the railroad tracks and in front of some cribbing at Belden in the Eagle River Canyon.
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Documenting the landslide onto the D&RG tracks in Eagle River Canyon. The numbers on the photo correspond to the descriptions below. "1. Loading tipple; 2. Service tunnel to mill stope. Note how completely the slide buried it" [written by Tom Knight]
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Service tram going from upper level, Gilman, to Belden in Eagle River Canyon. Cribbings visible, holding hillside in place. Train tracks in foreground. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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Looking up the tram at Belden toward Gilman; railroad siding in foreground.
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13) Belden
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New Jersey Zinc Co. mill and mining facility in Belden (Eagle River Canyon), August 1998. Both the mine and the railroad were out of operation by then. The surface tram is visible going up the incline of the cliff at right midground.
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Documenting the landslide onto the D&RG tracks in Eagle River Canyon. The numbers on the photo correspond to the descriptions below. The old mill is at far right. Verso: "1. New House Station on tram; 2. Eagle River; 3. Slide on D&RG; 4. An old mill, note the cribbing underneath the building" [written by Tom Knight]
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Documenting the landslide onto the D&RG tracks in Eagle River Canyon. The numbers on the photo correspond to the descriptions below. Verso: "1. Compressor house; 2. Tram landing; 3. New House tunnel station on tram; I am working on a level with the New House Tunnel, but about ½ miles in the Mtn. Notice how steep the tram is; it's steeper yet before it reaches Gilman." [written by Tom Knight]
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Path of the mud flow from the 1919 landslide at Belden. The cribbing at the top left of the photo is broken and the mud flows around some buildings, over additional cribbing, over the railroad tracks, and into the Eagle River at the bottom. The flow parallels the path of the tram to Gilman, which was not damaged.
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"Char-coal kiln used in making charcoal for smelter 1890 in Colo." -- verso Three kilns located next to a railroad track and boxcar for the transportation of the finished charcoal. Wood stacked at left, prior to loading the kilns. A. P. Rundell is standing on top of the first kiln with four other men visible. From Jimmy Blouch on location: "My first guess is Mitchell, on Tennessee Pass. Mitchell is/was on the west side of Tennessee Pass. As one...
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18) Belden
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Looking toward Belden in the Eagle River Canyon. Tram to Gilman visible at midground.
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The Belden facility showing the loading and processing facilities. Railroad cars waiting to be loaded are in the background. Directly above them are some of the old mines started in the late 1800s. The photo was taken from the dump at Gilman, looking down on Belden.
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A surface tram used to move ore and equipment is on the left coming into Belden from Gilman at the top. Loading tippel, steam room and the dryer buildings are pictured in the lower right.