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dc.contributor.authorMcClure, C. L.
dc.date1945?-1965?
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T05:57:34Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-03T09:21:55Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T05:57:34Z
dc.date.available2022-02-03T09:21:55Z
dc.identifierlibimagesSC611
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11124/9921
dc.descriptionThe Georgetown Loop, Colorado. - This engineering marvel of all times was designed to permit narrow gauge trains to gain altitude in a narrow canyon. A series of crossings and recrossings of successively higher level culminated in the Loop or high bridge. The Loop was torn down in 1940; its roadbed is today one of the scenic walks near Georgetown.--Verso.
dc.descriptionThe Georgetown Loop.
dc.descriptionCaption title.
dc.descriptionDate scanned: 2000-10-19.
dc.descriptionUnmounted; text on front and verso.
dc.descriptionIdentifier: SC611.
dc.descriptionRelated photographs: SC653, SC656.
dc.descriptionHeld in the Russell L. and Lyn Wood Mining History Archive, Arthur Lakes Library, Colorado School of Mines.
dc.description.abstractPostcard showing the High Bridge (Devil's Gate Viaduct) over Clear Creek and the narrow gauge railroad tracks on the Georgetown Loop. In 1871, construction started on a narrow-gauge railroad up Clear Creek Canyon to serve the mining camps, and this line was completed to Georgetown in 1877. The Georgetown, Breckenridge and Leadville Railroad was incorporated in 1881 to build a western extension over Loveland Pass. However, the grade between Georgetown and Silver Plume was too steep for a conventional rail line. George Blickensderfer solved the problem by designing the Georgetown Loop, a series of loops and a spiral that lengthened the trackage from Georgetown to Silver Plume from 2.1 to 4.47 miles and cut the maximum grade to just 3.5 percent. The Georgetown Loop was completed in 1884, and transported supplies to the mining towns and ore to the smelters below. Because of its remarkable engineering and spectacular scenery the Loop became a popular tourist attraction.
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, narrow gauge
dc.titleGeorgetown Loop, The
dc.typeStillImage
dc.contributor.institutionArthur Lakes Library
dc.contributor.institutionColorado Digitization Project
dc.contributor.institutionRussell L. and Lyn Wood Mining History Archive
dc.contributor.institutionJumbo Post-Card Company


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