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dc.date1940?-1949?
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T05:57:54Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-03T09:21:08Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T05:57:54Z
dc.date.available2022-02-03T09:21:08Z
dc.identifierlibimagesSC934
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11124/10110
dc.descriptionGhosts of the past - abandoned R.R. station, Continental Divide.
dc.descriptionDate scanned: 2000-10-26.
dc.descriptionIdentifier: SC934.
dc.descriptionRelated postcard: SC910.
dc.descriptionUnmounted; text on front.
dc.descriptionHeld in the Russell L. and Lyn Wood Mining History Archive, Arthur Lakes Library, Colorado School of Mines.
dc.description.abstractPostcard showing the abandoned Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad's Alpine Station in the distance. Alpine Station was located about eight miles northeast of Pitkin in the Sawatch Range at an elevation of 11,460 feet. In 1880, the Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad began building a line from Buena Vista to Gunnison, and this necessitated the boring of an 1805 foot tunnel under the Continental Divide. The excavation of the Alpine Tunnel began in January 1880 and was expected to take only six months, but instead of solid rock they encountered decomposed granite, requiring massive amounts of timbering to support the tunnel. The Alpine Tunnel was finally completed in 1881.
dc.description.sponsorshipSponsored by the Colorado State Library, the regional library systems of Colorado, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
dc.publisherColorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library
dc.rightsRights management statement available at: http://library.mines.edu/digital/rights.html
dc.subjectDenver, South Park, and Pacific Railroad Company
dc.subjectRailroads
dc.titleAlpine Station
dc.typeStillImage
dc.contributor.institutionArthur Lakes Library
dc.contributor.institutionColorado Digitization Project
dc.contributor.institutionRussell L. and Lyn Wood Mining History Archive


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