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dc.date1920?-1929?
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T05:54:28Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-03T09:26:03Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T05:54:28Z
dc.date.available2022-02-03T09:26:03Z
dc.identifierlibimagesNMHFM230
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11124/8776
dc.descriptionRotary snow plow. Breckenridge 1920's.
dc.descriptionDate scanned: 2001-03-27.
dc.descriptionIdentifier: NMHFM-230.
dc.descriptionRelated photographs: NMHFM-236
dc.descriptionUnmounted; text on verso.
dc.descriptionHeld in the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum.
dc.descriptionDonor: Charles Burgess.
dc.description.abstractPhotograph showing a narrow gauge rotary snow plow train clearing the tracks on the High Line near Breckenridge. The High Line, which went from Como to Leadville, was built by the Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad (DSP&P). During the 1870s, the DSP&P and the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad (D&RG) were in a race to be the first railroad to reach Leadville. DSP&P began constructing their line through Platte Canyon in 1876, and by 1879 they had laid tracks across South Park and over Trout Creek Pass to the Arkansas River. However in 1879 the DSP&P was taken over by the Union Pacific Railroad, and it was decided that the D&RG would be the one to build a line up the Arkansas River Valley to Leadville. According to the terms of a Joint Operating Agreement the DSP&P was allowed to use the other railroad's tracks to Leadville, but in 1881 they decided instead to begin building the High Line to Leadville. The High Line went from Como, over Boreas Pass to Breckenridge and Dickey, ...
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.subjectRailroads
dc.titleRotary snow plow train
dc.typeStillImage
dc.contributor.institutionColorado Digitization Project
dc.contributor.institutionNational Mining Hall of Fame and Museum


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