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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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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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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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6) 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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10) Belden
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Looking toward Belden in the Eagle River Canyon. Tram to Gilman visible at midground.
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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.
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The Eagle Lumber Co. loading shed for the Denver & Rio Grand railroad at Peterson Creek gulch in the Eagle River Canyon (about .5 mi. from Red Cliff and 2 mi. from Belden). The logs were sent down on the surface tram running down the gulch in this photo and then loaded on train cars. There is another set of main line tracks across the Eagle River (at the bottom of the photo). The small building at the right is the tram house. Above that, there...