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    • A scrub-race on the plains

    • View of a horse race in Yosemite Valley (later Yosemite National Park), California. Shows bareback riders with whips or switches, bridled horses and men spectators near the racers. Covered wagons are in the distance.
    • Yosemite National Park (Calif.)--1870-1880.; Horse racing--California--Yosemite National Park--1870-1880.; Spectators--California--Yosemite National Park--1870-1880.
    • 1876 March 4
    • Industries construction crew posed at Alameda subway site

    • Workmen sit on the edge of wood forms, at the Alameda Avenue underpass construction site, in Denver, Colorado. A nearby sign on a building reads: "The Call Automatic Swit[ch Co.] Manufrs. Of Hand Tower & Automatic Ry. Switches".
    • Concrete construction--Colorado--Denver--1900-1910.; Underpasses--Colorado--Denver--1900-1910.; Denver (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Construction workers--Colorado--Denver--1900-1910.
    • [1909]
    • Municipal pipe organ

    • Interior view at the Denver Municipal Auditorium in Denver, Colorado; shows workings of the organ console consisting of wiring, switches, levers, and bellows.
    • City Auditorium (Denver, Colo.)--1910-1920.; Denver (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Interiors--Colorado--Denver--1910-1920.; Organs--Colorado--Denver--1910-1920.
    • [1918?]
    • Mixed gauge, Montrose yard standard gauge 2-8-2 1202 switching n.g. box, Montrose, Colo.

    • Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad Company locomotive 1202 switches narrow gauge boxcars in the yard at Montrose (Montrose County), Colorado. Lettering on the box cars reads: "D&RGW 3133" and "Rio Grande."
    • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company--1950-1960.; Montrose (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Railroad freight cars--Colorado--Montrose--1950-1960.; Railroad locomotives--Colorado--Montrose--1950-1960.; Railroad shops &...
    • 1952 April 16
    • Frijoles Canon

    • A Native American guides pauses on the Frijoles Canyon trail below a elderly man with a with beard and walking stick and a woman carrying a toolbox; the steep trail switches back and forth along the volcanic tuff. Bandelier National Monument, New...
    • Bandelier National Monument (N.M.)--1910-1930.; Aged persons--New Mexico--1910-1930.; Guides & scouts--New Mexico--1910-1930.; Indians of North America--New Mexico--1910-1930.; Women--New Mexico--1910-1930.
    • [between 1910 and 1925]
    • Lighting plant, 1441 Lawrence St.

    • Interior view of a Colorado Telephone Company electrical plant in Denver, Colorado; shows a side crank generator, switches, and meters.
    • Colorado Telephone Company--Equipment & supplies--1890-1900.; Denver (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Electric generators--Colorado--Denver--1890-1900.; Interiors--Colorado--Denver--1890-1900.
    • 1896, September
    • Canon City execution room

    • Levers, switches, and a pulley with a weight and a square can hang outside the gas chamber at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado. Wood molding frames a slotted window in the wall, and doors flank the apparatus.
    • Gas chambers--Colorado--Canon City--1930-1940.; Canon City (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Prisons--Colorado--Canon City--1960-1970.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1930 and 1940?]
    • Wayne Patterson

    • Wayne K. Patterson, Warden at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado between 1965 and 1972, is at his desk. On it are a tape dispenser, stapler, ashtray, paper clip caddy, eyeglasses, papers, in/out box, and marble based fountain pen...
    • Prison wardens--Colorado--Canon City--1960-1980.; Canon City (Colo.)--1960-1980.; Patterson, Wayne K.; Colorado State Penitentiary.
    • [between 1965 and 1972?]
    • Clear Creek and Gilpin Tunnel Mine

    • Interior view of the Clear Creek and Gilpin Tunnel Mine (Corporation of American Mines) in Dumont (Clear Creek County), Colorado. Miners pose near ore cars and track switches; some hold carbide lamps. A man in coveralls stands with his hand on a...
    • Corporation of American Mines--Buildings--1920-1930.; Clear Creek and Gilpin Tunnel Mine (Clear Creek County, Colo.)--1920-1930.; Dumont (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Interiors--Colorado--Dumont--1920-1930.; Mine railroad cars--Colorado--Dumont--1920-1930.;...
    • [between 1925 and 1930?]
    • Narrow Gauge Museum

    • A flatbed truck delivers Rio Grande Southern Railroad 2-8-0 locomotive #42 to the Narrow Gauge Museum in Alamosa (Alamosa County), Colorado. Shows "M.B. & W.R.R." (Mt. Blanca and Western Railroad) 2-8-0 locomotive #346 with a tender and caboose, a...
    • Mount Blanca and Western Railroad--1950-1960.; Narrow Gauge Museum (Alamosa, Colo.)--1950-1960.; Rio Grande Southern Railroad--Equipment & supplies--1950-1960.; Alamosa (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Galleries & museums--Colorado--Alamosa--1950-1960.; Narrow...
    • 1953 November 14
    • B & O eng. #2430 (2-6-0) switching wrecker in its yard, from Arlington St. Akron, OH?

    • The engineer of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad locomotive #2430 leans out of the cab as his train switches track in an unidentified rail yard in possibly Akron, Ohio. Boxcars, cabooses, a gondola car and a locomotive are in the distance.
    • Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company--1940-1950.; Railroad locomotives.; Railroad switching.; Railroads.
    • 1948 July
    • Frijoles Canon

    • A Native American guide pauses on the Frijoles Canyon trail with an elderly man with a white beard and walking stick and a woman carrying a toolbox, Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico. The steep trail switches back and forth along the volcanic...
    • Bandelier National Monument (N.M.)--1910-1930.; Aged persons--New Mexico--1910-1930.; Guides & scouts--New Mexico--1910-1930.; Indians of North America--New Mexico--1910-1930.; Women--New Mexico--1910-1930.
    • 1917
    • Forbes

    • View of Forbes (Las Animas County) Colorado, possibly during the UMF labor strike against CF&I; shows mining ore car tracks and switches, processing sheds, and tracklaying machinery.
    • Colorado Fuel and Iron Company--Strikes--1910-1920.; United Mine Workers of America--Strikes--1910-1920.; Coal Strike, Colo. 1913-1914.; Forbes (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Mine railroads--Colorado--Forbes--1910-1920.; Miners'...
    • 1914
    • D&RGW

    • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad locomotive #488 (2-8-2) pushes a standard gauge coal car up a coal dock (coaling trestle) in Alamosa (Alamosa County), Colorado. Standard gauge locomotive #1161 (2-8-0) is in the distance. Shows a flanger...
    • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company--1950-1960.; Alamosa (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Railroad locomotives--Colorado--Alamosa County--1950-1960.; Railroad shops and yards--Colorado--Alamosa County--1950-1960.; Railroads--Colorado--Alamosa...
    • 1952 April 8
    • C & S engine 632 switching @ Prospect 9:20 A.M.

    • View of Colorado and Southern steam locomotive 116 (2-8-0) switches a freight car at Prospect Yard in Denver, Colorado. Letters on the tender read: "Burlington Line" and on the boxcar read: "New York Central System." The train is near Valley...
    • Colorado and Southern Railway--1940-1950.; Denver (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Bridges--Colorado--Denver--1940-1950.; Railroad freight cars--Colorado--Denver--1940-1950.; Railroad locomotives--Colorado--Denver--1940-1950.; Railroad...
    • 1949 October 16
    • Sigafoos tunneling machine

    • Well-dressed men pose with a mining tunnel digging machine. Equipment has flywheels, electrical switches, and a vise.
    • Tunneling--Equipment and supplies--1890-1910.; Mining--1890-1910.
    • [between 1890 and 1910?]
    • Pizzicato action in the relay room

    • Interior view at the Denver Municipal Auditorium in Denver, Colorado; shows switches and relays for the pipe organ pizzicato effect.
    • City Auditorium (Denver, Colo.)--1910-1920.; Denver (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Interiors--Colorado--Denver--1910-1920.; Organs--Colorado--Denver--1910-1920.
    • [1918?]
    • Operations room, Denver Police Department

    • A group of men in suits pose in a operations room at the Denver Police Department in Denver, Colorado. An operator sits behind a desk where roles of ticker tape and telegraph machines are arranged. Electrical switches, dials, and light bulbs are...
    • Denver (Colo.)--1900-1920.; Interiors--Colorado--Denver--1900-1920.; Offices--Colorado--Denver--1900-1920.; Police stations--Colorado--Denver--1900-1920.; Police--Colorado--Denver--1900-1920.
    • [between 1908 and 1915?]
    • So. Platte Drg. Co.

    • View of a control room with levers, switches, and dials on the South Platte Dredging Company hydraulic placer gold mining dredge probably near Fairplay (Park County), Colorado.
    • South Platte Dredging Co.--Equipment & supplies--1930-1950.; Control rooms--Colorado--Fairplay--1930-1950.; Fairplay (Colo.)--1930-1950.; Dredges--Colorado--Fairplay--1930-1950.; Hydraulic mining--Colorado--Fairplay--1930-1950.;...
    • [between 1930 and 1950?]
    • Pike Peaks Cog Railway

    • View of the track and two cars on the Pikes Peak Cog Railway near the summit of Pikes Peak. The original rails were laid in 1889 and have since been upgraded. New switches were added in the 1980s to adjust for larger Swiss made rail cars. The...
    • Manitou and Pike's Peak Railway Company--2000-2010.; Pikes Peak (Colo.)--2000-2010.; Manitou and Pike's Peak Railway Company--Pictorial works.; Rack-railroads--Colorado--Pikes Peak--Pictorial works.; Pikes Peak (Colo.)--Pictorial works.
    • 2000
    • Daniels & Fisher power room

    • Interior view of the Daniels and Fisher Stores power generating facility in Denver, Colorado; shows "Ideal" turbines, flywheels, switches, and gauges.
    • Daniels and Fisher Stores Company--Facilities--1900-1910.; Denver (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Electric generators--Colorado--Denver--1900-1910.; Interiors--Colorado--Denver--1900-1910.
    • [1902?]
    • Motor to furnish power for all but echo organ

    • Interior view at the Denver Municipal Auditorium in Denver, Colorado; pipe organ components consist of an electric motor, switches, and air ducts.
    • City Auditorium (Denver, Colo.)--1910-1920.; Denver (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Engines--Colorado--Denver--1910-1920.; Interiors--Colorado--Denver--1910-1920.; Organs--Colorado--Denver--1910-1920.
    • [1918?]
    • Daniels & Fisher power room

    • Interior view of the Daniels and Fisher Stores power generating facility in Denver, Colorado; shows turbines, flywheels, switches, gauges, and embossed letters: "Denver Engineering Works."
    • Daniels and Fisher Stores Company--Facilities--1900-1910.; Denver (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Electric generators--Colorado--Denver--1900-1910.; Interiors--Colorado--Denver--1900-1910.
    • [1902?]
    • Denver Tramway power plant

    • An interior view of the Denver Tramway Company power plant at 14th (fourteenth) and Platte in Denver, Colorado. A line of large turbines fill the room and one wall is lined with electric switches.
    • Denver Tramway Company (Denver, Colo.)--Facilities--1890-1910.; Denver (Colo.)--1890-1910.; Engines--Colorado--Denver--1890-1910.; Interiors--Colorado--Denver--1890-1910.; Power plants--Colorado--Denver--1890-1910.
    • [between 1890 and 1910]
    • D&RGW, Alamosa, Colo.

    • View of the rail yard in Alamosa (Alamosa County), Colorado. Shows flat bed cars loaded with pipes, and buildings, switches, a railroad crossing, and snow on the ground. Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad narrow gauge locomotives 481 and 492...
    • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company--1950-1960.; Alamosa (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Narrow gauge railroads--Colorado--Alamosa--1950-1960.; Railroad shops & yards--Colorado--Alamosa--1950-1960.; Snow--Colorado--Alamosa--1950-1960.
    • 1958 February 17
    • Alamosa yard

    • A Denver and Rio Grande Western train with a locomotive 482 (with a pilot plow) vents smoke in the yard at Alamosa, (Alamosa County), Colorado. Conductor Young talks to the engineer; a narrow gauge engine switches standard gauge cars.
    • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company--1950-1960.; Alamosa (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Narrow gauge railroads--Colorado--Alamosa--1950-1960.; Railroad employees--Colorado--Alamosa.; Railroad shops & yards--Colorado--Alamosa--1950-1960.; Railroad...
    • 1951 February 15
    • Waldorf, near Argentine

    • View of Waldorf Mine buildings, Waldorf, Clear Creek County, Colorado, (11,666 feet); shows Argentine Central Railway narrow gauge tracks, sidings, switches, water tower, and gondola cars. Ore bucket line overhead runs from Santiago to Waldorf.
    • Argentine Central Railway Company--1900-1920.; Waldorf (Colo.)--1900-1920.; Railroads--Colorado--Waldorf--1900-1920.
    • [between 1905 and 1920]
    • Local test desk - Colorado Springs Exchange equipment

    • Interior view of a Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company office in Colorado Springs (El Paso County), Colorado; shows telephones, microphones, switches, dials, and a road map of Colorado.
    • Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company--Equipment & supplies--1910-1920.; Colorado Springs (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Interiors--Colorado Springs--Denver--1910-1920.; Offices--Colorado--Colorado Springs--1910-1920.; Telephone...
    • 1914
    • D&RGW, Sargents, Colo.

    • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad narrow gauge locomotive 480 (2-8-2) is near a frame building in Sargents (Saguache County), Colorado. Railroad workers are on the side of the tracks. Shows railroad switches and hills.
    • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company--1950-1960.; Sargents (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Narrow gauge railroads--Colorado--Sargents--1950-1960.; Railroad employees--Colorado--Sargents--1950-1960.; Railroad...
    • 1955 May 2
    • L.C. Phipps residence, Denver, Colorado, garage interior

    • Interior view of the garage of the Lawrence Cowle Phipps home in the Belcaro Neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. A telephone sits on a shelf near fuse boxes, a thermostat, and light switches. Shows hoses, pipes, and a weight system for the garage...
    • Phipps, Lawrence Cowle, 1862-1958--Homes & haunts.; Belcaro (Denver, Colo.)--1930-1940.; Denver (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Garages--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Interiors--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.; Telephones--Colorado--Denver--1930-1940.
    • 1933 October
    • All of harps

    • View of harp switches at the Narrow Gauge Museum in Alamosa (Alamosa County), Colorado.
    • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company--Equipment & supplies--1950-1960.; Narrow Gauge Museum (Alamosa, Colo.)--1950-1960.; Alamosa (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Equipment--Colorado--Alamosa--1950-1960.; Galleries &...
    • [between 1950 and 1958]
    • Industries construction scene at Alameda subway

    • Shows workmen at the Alameda Avenue underpass construction site in Denver, Colorado. A McCabe and Steen steam shovel is nearby. A sign on a building reads: "The Call Automatic Switch Company [M]anufrs Of Hand Tower & Automatic Ry. Switches".
    • Underpasses--Colorado--Denver--1900-1910.; Denver (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Construction--Colorado--Denver--1900-1910.; Steam shovels--Colorado--Denver--1900-1910.
    • [1909]
    • Akron & Barberton Belt R.R.

    • Akron and Barberton Belt Railroad steam locomotive #17 switches tracks near the terminal in the railroad yard in Akron, Ohio. Shows wood frame terminal buildings, a water tower, coaling station, and gondola cars filled with coal. Railroad...
    • Akron & Barberton Belt Railroad Company--1940-1950.; Akron (Ohio)--1940-1950.; Railroad locomotives.; Railroad shops & yards.; Railroad stations.; Railroads.
    • 1947 June 23
    • Colorado and Southern locomotive 235

    • A locomotive blowing black smoke approaches in the snow covered Colorado & Southern railyard, in Trinidad, Colorado. Scene includes two cabooses and part of a freight car. A man stands next to two harp switches, and another man stands in the...
    • Trinidad (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Railroad locomotives--Colorado--Trinidad--1920-1930.; Railroad shops & yards--Colorado--Trinidad--1920-1930.; Colorado and Southern Railway.
    • [1922?]
    • Station equipment - old telephone, apartment house vestibule

    • View of inner workings of a Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company apartment paging system; shows wires, switches, and chain.
    • Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company--Equipment & supplies--1910-1920.; Intercommunication systems--1910-1920.
    • 1912
    • Plow, Coudersport and Port Allegany R.R. plow, Coudersport, Penn.

    • View of a Coudersport and Port Allegany Railroad snow plow on a siding near railroad tracks in Coudersport (Potter County), Pennsylvania. The plow consists of a wooden railroad car with a cupola and porthole windows and a metal wedge plow mounted...
    • Coudersport and Port Allegany Railroad--1930-1940.; Coudersport (Pa.)--1930-1940.; Railroad cars--Pennsyvania--Coudersport--1930-1940.; Snowplows--Pennsyvania--Coudersport--1930-1940.
    • 1939 September 12
    • Station equipment - old annunciator, apartment house system #1

    • View of inner workings of a Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company apartment paging system; shows wires and switches.
    • Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company--Equipment & supplies--1910-1920.; Intercommunication systems--1910-1920.
    • 1912
    • D&RGW

    • Smoke rises from Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad narrow gauge locomotive (2-8-2) #454, as it switches standard gauge freight cars in Montrose (Montrose County), Colorado. Shows railroad workers, tanks beside tracks in the rail yard and a...
    • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company--1950-1960.; Montrose (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Narrow gauge railroads--Colorado--Montrose--1950-1960.; Railroad freight cars--Colorado--Montrose--1950-1960.; Railroad...
    • between 1951 and 1953
    • RGS narrow gauge views

    • Two 3-way stub track switches. Photographed: Rico, Colorado, September 5, 1952.
    • Railroads--Trains--Colorado--Rico--1950-1960.; Rico (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Narrow gauge railroads.; Railroads--Colorado--Rico--1950-1960.; Rio Grande Southern Railroad.
    • 1952
    • D&RGW, Montrose, Colo.

    • Smoke rises from Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad narrow gauge locomotive 454 (2-8-2) as it switches a standard gauge box car in Montrose (Montrose County), Colorado. Shows automobiles parked nearby, and storage tanks beside a building near...
    • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company--1950-1960.; Montrose (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Narrow gauge railroads--Colorado--Montrose--1950-1960.; Railroad freight cars--Colorado--Montrose--1950-1960.; Railroad...
    • 1952 November 8
    • Buildings at Waldorf mine from the west

    • View of Waldorf Mine and mill, Waldorf, Clear Creek County, Colorado; shows Argentine Central Railway narrow gauge tracks, switches, water tower and flatbed cars.
    • Argentine Central Railway Company--1900-1910.; Waldorf (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Railroads--Colorado--Waldorf--1900-1910.
    • June 21, 1908
    • Batteries and electricity

    • Electrical instruments in this University of Colorado at Boulder laboratory include an astatic mirror galvanometer on a shelf with switches and wire coils. Wooden battery boxes with terminals are on a lower surface by electrometers; one of the...
    • Boulder (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Interiors.; Laboratories--Colorado--Boulder--1880-1890.; Scientific equipment--Colorado--Boulder--1880-1890.; Universities & colleges--Colorado--Boulder--1880-1890.; University of Colorado (Boulder Campus)
    • 1889
    • Narrow gage engine

    • Flooding in Boulder, Colorado, has a narrow-gage engine half submerged, its full coal bin reading: "155," and its front end under water almost to the stack. Residences are on high ground with foothills behind them in the background, and railroad...
    • Boulder (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Floods--Colorado--Boulder--1890-1900.; Railroad locomotives--Colorado--Boulder--1890-1900.
    • June 1, 1894
    • D&RGW

    • View of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company's Monarch Lime Quarry in Monarch (Chaffee County), Colorado. Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad locomotive #496 (2-8-2) switches tracks at the limestone quarry. Shows gondola or hopper cars filled with...
    • Colorado Fuel and Iron Company--1940-1950.; Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company--1940-1950.; Monarch (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Monarch Lime Quarry (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Sangre de Cristo Mountains (Colo. and N.M.)--1940-1950.; Limestone...
    • 1948 September 23
    • D&RGW observation car, Silverton, Colo.

    • View of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad "Silver Vista" narrow gauge observation car in Silverton (San Juan County), Colorado. Locomotive 478 (2-8-2) switches on tracks nearby. Steep mountain slopes are next to the tracks.
    • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company--1950-1960.; Silverton (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Narrow gauge railroads--Colorado--Silverton--1950-1960.; Railroad locomotives--Colorado--Silverton--1950-1960.; Railroad observation...
    • 1951 October 3
    • Messenger service

    • Interior view of a telegraph office in Denver, Colorado; shows men at desks with typewriters, telegraphic equipment, and telephones. Switches are on the wall by a sign: "Postal Telegraph Messengers Furnished."
    • Denver (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Interiors--Colorado--Denver--1910-1920.; Telegraph offices--Colorado--Denver--1910-1920.
    • [between 1910 and 1915?]
    • Narrow Gauge Museum

    • View of a three-way switch at "Mears Junction" in the yard at the Narrow Gauge Museum in Alamosa (Alamosa County), Colorado. Shows a freight car and motorized section car on a spur. A caboose on blocks beside the tracks has a sign that reads:...
    • Narrow Gauge Museum (Alamosa, Colo.)--1950-1960.; Alamosa (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Narrow gauge railroads--Colorado--Alamosa--1950-1960.; Open-air museums--Colorado--Alamosa--1950-1960.; Railroad cabooses--Colorado--Alamosa--1950-1960.; Railroad...
    • 1954

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