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The 20-stall standard-gauge roundhouse was constructed in 1900, east of the narrow-gauge roundhouse. By the date of this photograph, August 1, 1923, a new eight-stall roundhouse addition was being constructed as a separate building; however it shared the 100-foot turntable with the original standard-gauge roundhouse. The 100-foot turntable replaced the original 80-foot turntable in 1917. Forms were set up to pour concrete for locomotive service pits,...
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Denver & Rio Grande locomotive No. 83 was in use here as a switch engine, and was posed on the mainline, with the rebuilt machine shop behind. Notice the front and rear arc headlamps in use on this Baldwin engine, the last Class 56 narrow-gauge 2-8-0 to be built, having entered service in 1881. The engine’s pilot truck had been removed, which converted No. 83 into an 0-8-0. Alice Chinn Collection.
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A photograph of Salida taken on Tenderfoot Mountain after 1890. Ernest Brownson Collection.
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Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad in the Royal Gorge, ca. 1920. Leonard Perschbacher Collection.
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Denver & Rio Grande Engine No. 106 with crew in the Salida railyards. Bob Rush Collection.
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Trees on Tenderfoot Mountain are alive and well when this photograph was taken March 20, 1895. They began dying shortly after the smelter opened – upwind – in 1902, and by 1917 there were almost none left. Two foot paths up the mountain were used by hundreds of visitors who wanted to get a view of the city while they waited to change trains. The mountain was a favorite picnic spot for locals as well. The Denver & Rio Grande Depot, F Street...
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Denver & Rio Grande Western Panoramic Special, ca. 1920. Leonard Perschbacher Collection.
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Construction of the backshop and roundhouse, dated August 28, 1923. Harry Williams Collection.
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In 1898, the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad Depot was rebuilt and enlarged from the original 1880 stone depot to be “the finest and most commodious on the entire great system” outside the larger cities of Denver, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo. Bob Rush Collection.
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Denver & Rio Grande locomotive #1063. Image taken by John Kratky. Josephine Soukup Collection.
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The depot and railyard, viewed from across the Arkansas River, near where Riverside Park is located today. Alice Chinn Collection.
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Rotary snowplow on Monarch Pass ca. 1907. John Ophus Collection.
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All 27 roundhouse tracks and nearly half of the Salida roundhouse itself, are visible in this photograph, taken sometime between 1890 and 1892. Nearly half of the stalls carry four rails to handle both gauges. The 62-foot turntable was used until 1909, when it was replaced with an 80-foot model. Moving counter-clockwise from the roundhouse lead nearest the photographer, the following locomotives are visible: • narrow-gauge Engine 62, a Baldwin...
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Denver & Rio Grande Scenic Line Band members march in curb-hugging lines as they bring up the rear of one of Salida’s many parades. Horse-drawn floats and fire equipment obviously preceded the band. The parade route is eastbound on First Street, almost at its intersection with F Street. To the right of the Union Hotel is an assayer and chemist; Henry’s Place, a saloon, is in the frame building and the sign on the wall advertises Dr. Kilmer’s...
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View of a narrow gauge engine spewing black smoke as it travels through a tight cut in the rock formations along the tracks.
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Men pose in front of a caboose in the Denver & Rio Grande Railyards in Salida, Colorado. Virgil Jackson Collection.
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Fire destroyed 17 locomotives in the roundhouse and shops December 11, 1892, including Nos. 404 and 285 which were in for major repairs and couldn’t be moved. The blaze gutted 14 of 17 roundhouse stalls before city and D&RG firemen and about 100 volunteers could bring it to a halt. Low water pressure, rotten hoses, and freezing weather made fire fighting a nightmare, but there were no major injuries. Volunteers managed to save 20 locomotives and...
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Foundations for the roundhouse, Salida, Colorado, dated August 1, 1923. The 20-stall standard-gauge roundhouse was constructed in 1900, east of the narrow-gauge roundhouse. By the date of this photograph, August 1, 1923, a new eight-stall roundhouse addition was being constructed as a separate building; however it shared the 100-foot turntable with the original standard-gauge roundhouse. The 100-foot turntable replaced the original 80-foot turntable...
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Engines 213, 576, & 218 in the Denver & Rio Grande Railyard. Virgil Jackson Collection.
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Construction of the D Street suspension bridge was an early priority of the Denver & Rio Grande because so many of its shop workers and yard hands lived on that side of town. The bridge shortened their walk to work. On May 30, 1904, over a thousand people were milling about downtown Salida for the Memorial Day celebration and 20-30 were on the footbridge, watching the festivities upstream. Everyone on the bridge leaned on the upstream side of...