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The Colorado and Rio Grande Railroad showing the Quinlan [Kirby] Ranch at midfield. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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Train wreck in Eagle Canyon near Gilman on April 13, 1899. Men examining the wreckage with the Denver & Rio Grande engine in the water.
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Photo postcard, hand colored, 15799: Looking down the Colorado River at Burns, Colo., on the Dotsero Cutoff. Caption on verso: "'The Pagodas' in Red Canon, Colorado River. The Dotsero Cutoff, 38.1 miles long, is the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad's latest construction, connecting Dotsero, 17 miles east of Glenwood Springs, with Orestod, on the Moffat Road. This reduces the distance 175 miles from Denver to Glenwood Springs, Salt Lake City...
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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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Town of Red Cliff, Colorado, looking west toward Battle Mountain. Eagle River, bridge and main road passing through town are visible. Photograph is hand-colored. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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The concrete bridge at Wolcott, at center, over the Eagle River. The bridge was built in 1916. Railroad tracks cut through the photo, with the Wolcott community at center.
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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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"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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Man standing on the cliff at Red Point, on the north side of the Eagle River. The railroad tracks can be seen in the valley below. Leonard Horn frequently jumped his horse across the crevice between the cliff and the hillside.
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Dowds Junction, above Minturn, where the Eagle River meets Gore Creek and where the D.&R.G. goes up the Gore Creek Valley.
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Two engines meet head-on between Belden and Red Cliff in the Eagle River Canyon. Groups of men in the foreground. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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The Eagle River below Wolcott. Railroad tracks are visible on the right side of the photograph.
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"An upstream view of the Colorado River and railroad, showing the former Quinlan ranch (now Kirby's). Note how the river was relocated to avoid building bridges. The Quinlans lived on and cultivated some land in the foreground area at one time." -- McCoy Memoirs p.143
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A view of the Colorado River near McCoy with the Denver & Rio Grande Railway tracks running alongside the river. The Quinlan [later Kirby] ranch is at midfield. [Title supplied from catalog prepared by the Eagle County Historical Society.]
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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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Verso: "railroad bridge down below Belden and Gilman" The bridge crosses the Eagle River in the Eagle River Canyon.
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A cabin above the railroad tracks above Minturn.
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"Big Mike" at Kent 1918. Bridge across the Eagle River visible at right midfield.
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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]