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Date: 02/27/24 09:33
Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Author: flynn

Picture 1,  Call Number: RR-1040
Credit: Denver Public Library s, all number]
Title: East of Curecanti eastward at M.P. 320.4
Creator: Richardson, Robert W.
Date: 1949 May 30
Summary: View of a Denver and Rio Grande Western locomotive near the Gunnison River and cliffs in probably the Black Canyon of the Gunnison in Gunnison County, Colorado.
Format of Original Material :1 negative : nitrate, black-and-white ; 12 x 6 cm (4 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)
Type of Material: Nitrate negatives; Black & white photographs

Picture 2 CHS.J3613  Black Canon, bridge "B"   Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942  View of a Denver & Rio Grande train and a trestle over the Gunnison River in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison (Gunnison County), Colorado. Shows steep schist and gneiss canyon walls, boulders, and telegraph poles beside tracks. [between 1882 and 1900?]

Picture 3   Call NumberOP-7933CreditDenver Public Library Special Collections, [call number]TitleD&RGW train (Narrow Gauge), engine number 361, engine type 2-8-0Alternate TitleDenver & Rio Grande Western train (Narrow Gauge), engine number 361, engine type 2-8-0CreatorPerry, Otto, 1894-1970Date1947SummaryRocky Mountain Railroad Club excursion, crossing Crystal Creek Bridge, over the Gunnison River; 6 cars. Photographed: in the Black Canyon, Colo., September 7, 1947.Format of Original Material1 photonegative ; 9 x 14 cm; 1 photoprint : silver gelatin, black and white ; 9 x 14 cmOriginal Material Found in CollectionOtto C. Perry memorial collection of railroad photographs   



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/27/24 09:35 by flynn.








Date: 02/27/24 11:21
Re: Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Author: refarkas

Wonderful historic views.
Bob



Date: 02/27/24 14:38
Re: Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Author: tomstp

Heck of a place for a railroad.



Date: 02/27/24 16:04
Re: Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Author: MILW16

In the third picture is that guy standing on the pilot step or the bridge?  Hope the train is standing still.

What great pictures!



Date: 02/27/24 16:17
Re: Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Author: train1275

Always enjoy pictures of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison.



Date: 02/27/24 18:57
Re: Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Author: flynn

Man




Date: 02/27/24 20:50
Re: Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Author: P

We visited the canyon a few years ago.   Amazing the places that railroads were built....



Date: 02/28/24 01:16
Re: Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Author: mp51w

Neat bridge design!



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