UINTAH RAILWAY – Set of 13 original photographs, circa 1905
UINTAH RAILWAY set of original gelatin silver photographs, circa 1905.
This set includes 13 different photographs: 11 on similar black mounts; 2 on similar manilla-colored mounts.
Each photograph has similar dimensions: 6-3/4 inches by 4-3/4 inches
Each mount shares similar dimensions: 8-7/8 inches by 6-7/8 inches.
Condition of photographs: near fine to fine. The majority exhibit strong contrasts and tones, lending to fine clarity. Two photographs exhibit slightly muddled clarity.
Mounts are in near fine to fine condition.
The railway was initially constructed to transport Gilsonite; however, it also served as a public and commercial carrier.
This narrow gauge (3-foot wide rails) was built in 1904 and remained in operation until 1939.
Engine 10 is exhibited in one of the photographs. This engine was a 2-8-0, built by the Baldwin Locomotive Company. It was placed in operation on the Uintah Railway in 1904.
Engine 21 is exhibited in one of the photographs. This engine was 0-6-2 tank locomotive, also built by the Baldwin Locomotive Company and set into operation in 1905.
The Gilson Asphaltum Company had the Uintah Railway constructed to the serve the Company’s mining and manufacturing operations, as well as delivery points in northwestern Colorado and northeastern Utah.
Photographs include view of Atchee, Colorado; Dragon, Evacuation Creek, Utah; and the Mack, Colorado Depot among the many railway scenes. Excellent view of the mining operations at the Black Dragon Mine, just west of the Utah border.
Uintah Railway connected with the Denver & Rio Grande Railway at Mack, Colorado.