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Claude E. Harris Papers

Identifier: WH2173

Scope and Contents

Collection contains a 79 pages hand written acount telling of Hughes everyday experiences and hazards of being a trainman; wrecks, derailments, weather conditions; "the trouble and grief that train and engine crews have in getting over the road." Includes photorgraphs of a model of a Colorado Midland No. 9 engine and tender made by Hughes.


  • circa 1948

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

Claude E. Harris (1876-1974) was a fireman and engineer on the Colorado Midland, first standard-gauge railroad through the Colorado Rockies.


1 box : (79 leaves) ; .25 linear feet

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Claude E. Harris, 1948.

Related Materials

Repository also has a 1:16 scale model of Colorado Midland No.9 engine and tender made by Harris (C625.1961 H24co 1938), Link and pin coupler for rail cars (C625.25 L648 ca. 1900).


Memoirs of the Colorado Midland

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Repository Details

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

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Denver CO 80204 United States