COLORADO MIDLAND RAILWAY

 

 

TRAIN WRECK NEAR YALE, COLORADO, 1908.

 

Engine 22 after Newcastle Train Wreck Colorado Midland RR 2

Oversized albumen photograph: Engine 22 in Newcastle after train wreck, 1908, at Trout Creek trestle, near Yale, Colorado.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APRIL 1, 1908: COLORADO MIDLAND Passenger Train 4 was pulling up Trout Creek Pass near Yale, Colorado with Engine 17 leading Engine 22.  As the two locomotives drew around a curve both engineers saw the Trout Creek trestle on fire.  Even though emergency brakes were applied both engines plunged into the dry creek.

 
Reference: COLORADO MIDLAND by Morris Cafky.
 
This albumen photograph is of Engine 22 after it was lifted and hauled out of Trout Creek.  Later, both engines were repaired and placed back in service.
 
Original albumen photograph dimensions: 7-1/2 inches by 4-3/4 inches.
 
Original mount dimensions: 10 inches by 8 inches.
 
Condition: near fine.
 
Excellent tones and contrasts; fine detail.

 

 

 

 

 

BUILDING THE COLORADO MIDLAND RAILWAY

 

Boudoir-card-sized images by photographer, C. W. Erdlen, with a studio in Buena Vista, Chaffee County, Colorado.  Photographs taken in February and March 1887.

 

 

Andersons Cut Erdlen 93 Building CMRY 2

Boudoir-card: “#93. Anderson’s Cut,” Erdlen photo. “Section ‘A’, Midland.”

 

 

 

 

 

Flick & Ford's Camp Erdlen 2

Boudoir card photograph: “102. Flick & Ford’s Camp.” Colorado Views along the Colorado Midland Railroad. “Section 109, Midland,” by C. W. Erdlen, Photographer, Buena Vista, Colorado.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Carrier Anderson's Camp Erdlen 99 Building CMRY 2

Boudoir-card: “99. Water Carrier, Anderson’s Camp,” Erdlen photograph. “Section 112, Midland.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kyner Higbee & Bernards Camp Erdlen 112 Building CMRY 2

Boudoir-card: Erdlen photograph, “#112. Kyner, Higbee & Bernards Camp.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arbuckles Cut Erdlen 105 Building CMRY 2

Boudoir-card: “#105. Arbuckles 60 Ft. Cut,” Erdlen photo. “Section 108, Midland.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arbuckles Cut Erdlen 104 Building CMRY 2

Boudoir-card: “#104. Arbuckles Cut,” Erdlen photograph. “Section 108, Midland R.R.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arbuckles Cut Erdlen 106 Building CMRY 2

Boudoir-card: “#106. Arbuckles 60 Ft. Cut,” Erdlen photo. “Section 108, Midland.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below Granite Erdlen 82 Building CMRY 2

Boudoir-card: “#82. Below Granite,” Erdlen photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anderson Cut Erdlen 96 Building CMRY 2

Boudoir-card: “#96. Anderson’s Cut,” Erdlen photo. “Section A.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Langdahl's Cut Erdlen 1 Building CMRY 2

Boudoir-card: “#1. Langdahl’s Cut,” Erdlen photo. Colorado Midland Railway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malone & Nicholls Camp Erdlen 79 Building CMRY 2

Boudoir-card: “#79. Malone & Nicholls Camp, C.M.R.R.,” Erdlen photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anderson's Camp Erdlen 100 Building CMRY 2

Boudoir-card: “#100. Anderson’s Camp,” Erdlen photo. “Sec. 112 + A – Colo Midland R.R.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anderson's Camp Erdlen 95 Building CMRY 2

Boudoir-card: “#95. Anderson’s Camp,” Erdlen photo. “Sec. 112 + A.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anderson's Fill Erdlen 94 Building CMRY 2

Boudoir-card: “#94. Anderson’s Fill,” Erdlen photo. “Sec. 112, Midland.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winchesters Camp CMRR Erdlen 84 Building CMRY 2

Boudoir-card: #84. Winchester’s Camp, C.M.R.R.,” Erdlen photo. “Colo. Midland Sec. C. Feb. /87.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flick & Ford's Camp CMRR Erdlen 80 Building CMRY 2

Boudoir-card: “#80. Flick & Ford’s Camp, C.M.R.R.,” Erdlen photo. “Colo. Midland Sec 109 – Feby 87.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W C Bradbury & Cos Erdlen 85 Building CMRY 2

Boudoir-card: “#85. W. C. Bradbury & Co.’s Headquarters, Granite (Colo.),” Erdlen photo. “Colorado Midland, Feby. 1887.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arbuckles Camp CMRR Erdlen 73 Building CMRY 2

Boudoir-card: “#73. Arbuckles Camp, C.M.R.R.,” Erdlen photograph. “Colo. Midland, Sec. 108, Feby. 1887.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CF Bradbury's Office Erdlen 77 Building CMRY 2

Boudoir-card: “#77. C. F. Bradbury’s Office, Riverside,” Erdlen photo. 1887

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View along the CMRY 2

Boudoir card: “View along the Colorado Midland Rail Road. The Road was just graded but the track was not laid when this was taken. No. 1 is the Rocky Mountains, Elevation 14,150 feet.” No photographer indicated. Circa 1887.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Price of group of 23 original albumen photographs of construction of the Colorado Midland Railway along the Arkansas River, around Granite, Chaffee County, Colorado, 1887: $9,250.00

 

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