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Date: 07/25/11 06:56
Railroad Creek
Author: flynn

I did a Keyword search on the Denver Public Library digital website, http://history.denverlibrary.org , for Railroad Creek and got 1912 items. Below are 2 photos from this search.

Picture 1, “Call Number: CHS-B269. Title: Colo. Springs & Cripple Creek District R. R. Creator(s): Buckwalter, Harry H. Summary: View shows ‘The Taylor & Brunton Sampling Company,’ buildings adjacent to the tracks of the Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek District Railway, Bull Hill (Teller County), Colorado. Engines #104 and #102 are parked near the Midland Terminal. Date: (1905?). Title and ‘Short Line at Cripple Creek, #104 left, #102 right’ hand written on envelope. Physical Description: 1 negative: glass; 21 x 26 cm. (8 x 10 in.). Is Part Of Buckwalter Collection, Colorado Historical Society #v Book IV, no. 41.




Date: 07/25/11 06:57
Re: Railroad Creek
Author: flynn

Picture 2 is CHS-B269 enlarged 50%. Left.




Date: 07/25/11 07:00
Re: Railroad Creek
Author: flynn

Picture 3 is CHS-B269 enlarged 50%. Right.




Date: 07/25/11 07:03
Re: Railroad Creek
Author: flynn

Picture 4 is CHS-B269 enlarged 100%. Right.




Date: 07/25/11 07:04
Re: Railroad Creek
Author: flynn

Picture 5, “Call Number: CHS-B82. Title: Hanging Rock excursion. Creator(s): Buckwalter, Harry H. Summary: A tourist group on an excursion poses at Hanging Rock in Clear Creek Canyon in Jefferson County, Colorado. They stand in front of and on the rear of a Union Pacific, Denver & Gulf railroad car. Rocky canyon walls rise up from the canyon floor above the group and train. A member of the crew stands on the roof of the passenger car. Date: (between 1890 and 1900). ‘Trans - RR - Union Pacific, Denver & Gulf - Clear Creek Canyon - Hanging Rock – Excursion’ handwritten on negative envelope. Title supplied. Physical Description: 1 negative: glass; 20 x 13 cm. (8 x 5 in.). Is Part Of Buckwalter Collection, Colorado Historical Society Book II, no. 7.”




Date: 07/25/11 07:06
Re: Railroad Creek
Author: flynn

Picture 6 is CHS-B82 enlarged 50%. Left.




Date: 07/25/11 07:07
Re: Railroad Creek
Author: flynn

Picture 7 is CHS-B82 enlarged 50%. Middle.




Date: 07/25/11 07:09
Re: Railroad Creek
Author: flynn

Picture 8 is CHS-B82 enlarged 50%. Right.




Date: 07/25/11 07:11
Re: Railroad Creek
Author: flynn

The Astronomy Picture of the Day, today, July 25, 2011 is of the Milky Way over the Abandoned Kilns in Ward, Nevada.

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod

I did a Keyword search on the Denver Public Library digital website for Railroad Ward, Nevada and got 6 items. One of the photos from this search is below.

Picture 9 enlarged 25%, “Call Number: Z-5643. Title: Grizzly Flats R.R. Summary: Men and a woman pose in front of a Grizzly Flats Railroad locomotive and a caboose in an engine shed at the home of Ward Kimball in Los Angeles (Los Angeles County), California. Shows the ‘Emma Nevada,’ a narrow gauge locomotive, and ‘Coach 5,’ a passenger car. Men's costumes include a morning coat and tie, top hats, overalls, a vest and string tie, a worker with a shovel and a man in a checkered shirt. A woman in a long dress stands on the passenger car. Shows tracks, gingerbread trim on the shed and a weather vane on the roof. Date: 1941 November. Title inked on verso. Physical Description: 1 photographic print; 10 x 15 cm. (4 x 6 in.). Source: Margaret Johnson Harrison papers, 3/93 transferred to WHD photos.”




Date: 07/25/11 07:12
Re: Railroad Creek
Author: flynn

I did a Google search for Grizzly Flats Railroad and got a number of websites. Two of these websites are below.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grizzly_Flats_Railroad

http://www.oerm.org/pages/GF.htm



Date: 07/25/11 09:56
Re: Railroad Creek
Author: retcsxcfm

Photo 1 looks like a model.Too clean to be real.


Uncle Joe-Seffner,Fl.



Date: 07/25/11 11:29
Re: Railroad Creek
Author: davebb71

here is another picture from the same vantage point, but different trains. not my picture. dave.

actually, it looks like the same day with the engines in different positions, weird.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/25/11 11:59 by davebb71.




Date: 07/25/11 16:16
Re: Railroad Creek
Author: LarryDoyle

davebb71 Wrote:
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> here is another picture from the same vantage
> point, but different trains. not my picture.
> dave.
>
> actually, it looks like the same day with the
> engines in different positions, weird.


Not exactly, but you are probably correct that they were the same day.

The engine on the right in Flynns original post is, as is the left hand engine, one of the Cripple Creeks 2-6-2's. In the picture you submitted the engine on the high line to the left is a 2-8-0. I would be willing to believe that the engine on the 2nd from the right track and its consist is the same.

The cars on the highest (fifth track from the right) have been removed in the second pic, but the cars in the right middle distant are the same.

IIRC the initials on those 2-6-2's were CS&CC(D) Ry! Yes, the parenthesis was actually lettered on the tender!

Perhaps, Mr Flynn could enlarge on the tenders of the 2-6-2's to verify.

-Larry Doyle



Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 07/25/11 16:36 by LarryDoyle.



Date: 07/25/11 19:41
Re: Railroad Creek
Author: flynn

The picture that davebb71 submitted is the same as the DPL photo CHS-B251.

The text to CHS-B251, “Call Number: CHS-B251. Title: Taylor and Brunton Sampling Company - Cripple Creek district. Creator(s): Buckwalter, Harry H. Summary: Engine no. 104, of the Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek District Railroad, is parked in front of the Taylor and Brunton Sampling Company building in Pitkin County, Colorado. ‘Taylor and Brunton Sampling Company’ is painted on the side of the four story building; ‘T&B’ is painted on the gabled roof of a smaller building next to the engine no. 104. The train in the middle is of the Midland Terminal Railway and a Colorado Midland Railway train is in the background. A few men pose in front of engine no. 104; other stand near the other trains. Date: (between 1890 and 1900). ‘Railroads - Places Cripple Creek distric Taylor & Brunton Sampling works, Cripple Creek district Top Engine is a Midland Terminal engine on middle track is Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek district R.R.’ handwritten on negative envelope. Title supplied. Physical Description: 1 negative: glass; 21 x 26 cm. (8 x 10 in.). Is Part Of Buckwalter Collection, Colorado Historical Society Book IV, no. 23.

Three enlargements of photo CHS-B251 are below.

Picture 1 is CHS-B251 enlarged 50%. Right.




Date: 07/25/11 19:42
Re: Railroad Creek
Author: flynn

Picture 2 is CHS-B251 enlarged 50%. Left.




Date: 07/25/11 19:44
Re: Railroad Creek
Author: flynn

Picture 3 is CHS-B251 enlarged 100%. Left.




Date: 07/26/11 23:45
Re: Railroad Creek
Author: lwilton

Denver Library call number Z-5646. Ward Kimball's Grizzly Flats RR in 1941.

Not bad for a backyard model RR in San Gabriel Ca.
There is a good chance that the guy in the baggy pants about in the center of the image (just between the tender and car) with his back to the camera is Walt Disney.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/27/11 00:27 by lwilton.




Date: 07/27/11 02:43
Re: Railroad Creek
Author: flynn

Picture 1 is Z-5646 enlarged 50%.




Date: 07/27/11 02:45
Re: Railroad Creek
Author: flynn

Picture 2 is Z-5646 enlarged 100%.




Date: 07/28/11 20:12
Re: Railroad Creek
Author: rrman6

Gosh, look at those cuffs on those jean pants! I remember when I had to wear mine like that as a kid. Never thought a thing about it then as it was the norm. Guess either Levi and Lee didn't make the various leg lengths as nowadays or our parents thought we were going to grow like weeds before we wore them out. At least for the smokers of that era, they'd had plenty of space for cigarette ashes, as I recall often seeing these deposited in that location when inside a building and no ashtrays being in existence.



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