RAILROADS TO RIDE, COLORADO PHOTOGRAPHS

COLORADO RAILROADS

 

 

Colorado was once a railroad mecca, many of which were constructed to facility the movement of heavy mining machinery into a gold, coal, or silver district and ore out to the reduction and refining mills on the eastern plains.  Of course, these weren’t the only reason for Colorado railroads.  There was the tourist trade and the movement of agricultural products.  As well as the products of ranching.  And then the freighting of industry through the state.  But one of the most powerful motivations for building railroads through the Colorado Rockies was mining.  The potential of profit inspired more invention and entrepreneurial activity than any other business prospect in Colorado during the later half of the nineteenth century.  Photographers were hired to promote and document these monumental endeavors of engineering.  In the following interlinked web pages, we will exhibit many of the historical Colorado railroad photographs we have had the fortune (or is that “spent a fortune”?) to acquire.

 

COLORADO CENTRAL RAIL ROAD

 

 

Colorado Central RR wreck Morrison 1880s b

Boudoir-card: Colorado Central Rail Road train wreck; photograph taken by R. Morrison, Rose Street, Georgetown, Col. Circa 1880.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colorado Central RR wreck Morrison 1880s 2b

Boudoir-card: R. Morrison photograph of interior of rail car in train wreck, early 1880s, above Georgetown, Col.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Price for pair of original photographs: $1,200.00

 

WE ACCEPT ALL CREDIT CARDS VIA SQUARE AND PAYPAL HERE.

 

Beaver & Penrose

Burlington

Colorado & Southern

Colorado Central

Colorado Midland

Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District Railway

Crystal River

Denver & Northwestern

Denver & Rio Grande

Denver, Leadville & Gunnison

Denver, South Park & Pacific

Florence & Cripple Creek

Silverton & Northern

 Silverton Railroad

Rio Grande Southern

Union Pacific

 

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