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Denver and Rio Grande Western narrow-gage, Durango - Alamosa

Identifier: C Photo Album 379

Scope and Contents

Views taken on at least two Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad trips between Alamosa and Durango, Colorado following heavy snow falls or blizzards. Images of narrow gauge railroad trains, passengers and crews, rotary snowplows, deep snow by railroad tracks, and the railroad stations at Osier and Cumbres in Conejos County.


  • between 1932 and 1933?

Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colo.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.


1 photo box(es)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source unknown.


Title supplied by cataloger.


Handwritten identification penciled on back of photographic prints.

Table of Contents

Left Alamosa Feb. 6, 7:10 a.m., arrived Durango, Feb. 8, 11:10 a.m.-- The gang outside -- The gang inside eating snowballs plus stewed turkey -- One of the best shots showin [sic] em [sic] at work on the 23 ft. cut -- A good picture of the rotary at work underneath the snow -- Cleared -- The rotary 3 days later when we started to move again -- Connelly walking towards the caboose -- Washing in the snow, how cute! It's George -- Condr. Geo. Andriko, at right Trainmaster Broderick -- Left Durango Feb. 12, 2:30 p.m., arrived Alamosa Feb. 16, 10:45 A.M.-- [Osier] -- [Rear of train at Cumbres].

Processing Information

photographic prints show some slight damage.

Finding Aid for the Denver and Rio Grande Western narrow-gage, Durango - Alamosa[graphic] /Charles A. Werner, Alamosa, Colorado
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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