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    • Switchback on Colorado and Southern Railway

    • View of the switchback on the Colorado and Southern Railway between Central City and Black Hawk in Gilpin County, Colorado. A train has pulled onto the switchback siding.
    • Colorado and Southern Railway--1900-1910.; Gilpin County (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Narrow gauge railroads.; Railroad tracks.
    • [between 1900 and 1910?]
    • Colorado Central Railroad switchback

    • Stereographic view of a track of the Colorado Central Railroad runs from the foreground and curves around a rocky hillside on the switchback between Central City and Blackhawk in Gilpin County, Colorado. Another portion of the track is visible...
    • Gilpin County (Colo.)--1870-1900.; Hills--Colorado--Gilpin County--1870-1900.; Railroad tracks--Colorado--Gilpin County--1870-1900.; Colorado Central Railroad Company.
    • [between 1875 and 1900?]
    • Colorado Central Railroad switchback

    • Stereographic view of two men standing on the tracks of the Colorado Central Railroad on the switchback between Blackhawk and Central City in Gilpin County, Colorado. The two men look toward the trestle over the Running Lode Gulch in the...
    • Aspen--Colorado--Gilpin County--1870-1900.; Gilpin County (Colo.)--1870-1900.; Canyons--Colorado--Gilpin County--1870-1900.; Railroad tracks--Colorado--Gilpin County--1870-1900.; Trestles--Colorado--Gilpin County--1870-1900.; Colorado Central...
    • [between 1875 and 1900?]
    • Switchback to Central

    • A railroad trestle crosses a gulch in the foreground on the Colorado Central Railroad switchback between Central City and Blackhawk in Gilpin County, Colorado. The track continues to curve around the hillside in the background. A large cloud of...
    • Gilpin County (Colo.)--1870-1900.; Canyons--Colorado--Gilpin County--1870-1900.; Railroad tracks--Colorado--Gilpin County--1870-1900.; Trestles--Colorado--Gilpin County--1870-1900.; Colorado Central Railroad Company.
    • [between 1875 and 1900?]
    • Switch Back near Central City, Col.

    • A railroad trestle crosses a gulch on the Colorado Central Railroad switchback between Central City and Blackhawk in Gilpin County, Colorado. The track continues to curve around the hillside in the distance. Shows two trains with locomotives "30"...
    • Gilpin County (Colo.)--1880-1900.; Railroads--Colorado--Gilpin County--1880-1900.; Trestles--Colorado--Gilpin County--1880-1900.
    • [between 1880 and 1900?]
    • Williams Cañon

    • Williams Canyon near Colorado Springs, Colorado; shows switchback dirt road in the canyon, vertical rock walls, and horse-drawn wagon and carriage pulled over at switchback.
    • Williams Canyon (El Paso County Colo.)--1900-1910.; Canyons--Colorado--1900-1910.
    • [between 1900 and 1910]
    • Silver Plume from switch back, Argentine Centra [sic] R.R.

    • View of switchbacks or completed grading up Pendleton Mountain for Argentine Central Railway's narrow gauge track; shows Silver Plume, Colorado, and Georgetown Loop narrow gauge track.
    • Railroads--Grades--Colorado--1900-1910.; Pendleton Mountain (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Silver Plume (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Argentine Central Railway Company.
    • [1905]
    • The Switchback on Monarch Branch, D.& R.G.RY.

    • A Denver and Rio Grande Railway train approaches a track switchback on the Monarch Branch near Garfield (Chaffee County), Colorado. Two men stand near the railroad tracks.
    • Denver and Rio Grande Railway Company--1880-1890.; Chaffee County (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Monarch Pass (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Passes (Landforms)--Colorado--Chaffee County--1880-1890.; Railroads--Colorado--Chaffee County--1880-1890.
    • [between 1880 and 1886?]
    • The switchback on Monarch Branch, D.& R.G.Ry.

    • A Denver & Rio Grande Railway train approaches a switchback on the Monarch Branch near Garfield (Chaffee County), Colorado. Two men stand near the railroad tracks.
    • Denver and Rio Grande Railway Company--1880-1890.; Chaffee County (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Railroad tracks--Colorado--Chaffee County--1880-1890.; Railroads--Colorado--Chaffee County--1880-1890.
    • [between 1882 and 1890?]
    • Switchback - as gondolas of second cut go up toward upper switch

    • A Denver and Rio Grande Western narrow gauge freight train (Monarch Branch) ascends the Garfield switchback near Garfield, (Chaffee County), Colorado.
    • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company--1940-1950.; Garfield (Colo.)--1940-1950.; Narrow gauge railroads--Colorado--Garfield--1940-1950.
    • 1948 September 23
    • Central City switchback

    • Stereographic view of a passenger train of the Colorado Central Railroad running along a switchback near Central City in Gilpin County, Colorado. A small stream of smoke puffs from the engine. Another ridge of hills is in the background.
    • Gilpin County (Colo.)--1870-1900.; Hills--Colorado--Gilpin County--1870-1900.; Railroad locomotives--Colorado--Gilpin County--1870-1900.; Railroad tracks--Colorado--Gilpin County--1870-1900.
    • [between 1875 and 1900?]
    • Switchback at Red Mountain

    • View of Red Mountain with probably Silverton Railroad tracks, locomotive, railroad cars, and switchback, probably in Ouray County, Colorado. Men stand on the railroad cars and on the tracks. Shows trees in a valley and mountains.
    • Silverton Railroad Company--1880-1890.; Ouray County (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Railroad tracks--Colorado--Ouray County--1880-1890.; Railroads--Colorado--Ouray County--1880-1890.
    • [between 1888 and 1899?]
    • Switchback at Red Mountain

    • View of Red Mountain with railroad tracks, locomotive, railroad cars, and switchback, probably in Ouray County, Colorado. Men stand on the railroad cars and on the tracks.
    • Ouray County (Colo.)--1880-1900.; Railroads--Colorado--Ouray County--1880-1900.
    • [between 1882 and 1900?]
    • Bldg. the NP over the switchback bold decapod

    • Workers of the Northern Pacific Railroad construct track around a snowy, switchback curve somewhere in Colorado. Many of the workers stand on top of a flatbed car stacked with logs.
    • Northern Pacific Railroad Company--1880-1890.; Railroad construction & maintenance--Colorado--1880-1890.; Railroad construction workers--Colorado--1880-1890.; Railroad freight cars--Colorado--1880-1890.
    • 1886
    • Georgetown Loop from Argentine Central switchback

    • View of Georgetown Loop, Clear Creek Canyon and distant Georgetown, Colorado, taken from Argentine Central Railway switchback on Pendleton Mountain; shows Colorado and Southern Railway train on high bridge, narrow gauge track, mine dumps, and...
    • Georgetown (Colo.)--1900-1920.; Pendleton Mountain (Colo.)--1900-1920.; Narrow-gage railroads--Colorado--1900-1920.; Argentine Central Railway Company.; Colorado and Southern Railway.
    • [between 1906 and 1913]
    • Railroad switchback, Colorado

    • Stereographic view of tracks of the Colorado Central Railroad at the switchback between Blackhawk and Central City in Gilpin County, Colorado. The trestle of the Running Lode Gulch is in the background. The tops of several trees and shrubs are in...
    • Gilpin County (Colo.)--1870-1900.; Railroad tracks--Colorado--Gilpin County--1870-1900.; Trestles--Colorado--Gilpin County--1870-1900.
    • [between 1875 and 1900?]
    • D&RGW

    • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad locomotive #482 (2-8-2), and a caboose, cross a bridge over probably Poncha Creek at Mears Junction (Chaffee County), Colorado. A second train, headed by locomotive #480 (2-8-2), with gondola cars and caboose...
    • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company--1950-1960.; Mears Junction (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Narrow gauge railroads--Colorado--Mears Junction--1950-1960.; Railroad bridges--Colorado--Mears Junction--1950-1960.; Railroad freight...
    • 1951 February 14
    • Road in Glenwood Canyon

    • View of a dirt road built at the edge of the Colorado River in Glenwood Canyon, Garfield County, Colorado. Shows river rapids, a switchback, and stone retaining walls.
    • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)--1910-1920.; Garfield County (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Glenwood Canyon (Colo.)--1910-1920.; Dirt roads--Colorado--Garfield County--1910-1920.; Rapids--Colorado--Garfield County--1910-1920.; Rivers--Colorado--Garfield...
    • [between 1910 and 1920?]
    • Camp Bird Road, west of Ouray, Colorado

    • A horse-drawn wagon stops on a switchback on the Camp Bird Road west of Ouray (Ouray County), Colorado. United States Mountain is in the distance.
    • Ouray County (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Carts & wagons--Colorado--Ouray County--1880-1890.;
    • [between 1884 and 1889?]
    • D&RGW

    • Smoke rises from Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad locomotive #489 (2-8-2), with a consist of freight cars, on the upper level of a switchback near Garfield in Chaffee County, Colorado. The locomotive has a pilot mounted snowplow. Shows snow...
    • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company--1950-1960.; Chaffee County (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Sawatch Range (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Railroad locomotives--Colorado--Chaffee County--1950-1960.; Railroad switching--Colorado--Chaffee County--1950-1960.;...
    • 1952 December 29
    • Colorado Central Railroad passenger car

    • Stereographic view of a passenger train of the Colorado Central Railroad crossing a trestle over Running Lode Gulch Gulch on the switchback between Blackhawk and Central City in Gilpin County, Colorado. Another portion of track cuts through the...
    • Gilpin County (Colo.)--1870-1900.; Hills--Colorado--Gilpin County--1870-1900.; Railroad passenger cars--Colorado--Gilpin County--1870- 1900.; Railroad tracks--Colorado--Gilpin County--1870-1900.; Trestles--Colorado--Gilpin County--1870-1900.
    • [between 1875 and 1900?]
    • D&RGW

    • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad locomotive #489 (2-8-2), with a pilot snowplow and consist of freight cars, approaches a switchback near Garfield in Chaffee County, Colorado. Shows smoke above the locomotive, snow and rocky slopes in the...
    • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company--1950-1960.; Chaffee County (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Sawatch Range (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Railroad locomotives--Colorado--Chaffee County--1950-1960.; Railroad switching--Colorado--Chaffee County--1950-1960.;...
    • 1952 December 29
    • Silver Plume

    • View of frame houses and commercial buildings in Silver Plume (Clear Creek County), Colorado. Shows fenced yards for livestock beside houses, dirt roads and the Diamond Tunnel, the Pelican, Dives, Baxter, the Dunkirk and the Payrock mines near the...
    • Silver Plume (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Cities & towns--Colorado--Silver Plume--1880-1890.; Mining--Colorado--Silver Plume--1880-1890.
    • [between 1885 and 1890?]
    • Colorado Central Railroad

    • Stereographic view of a train of the Colorado Central Railroad in the far left background descending the switchback from Central City to Blackhawk in Gilpin County, Colorado. The Running Lode Gulch trestle is in the right background. A portion of...
    • Gilpin County (Colo.)--1870-1900.; Hills--Colorado--Gilpin County--1870-1900.; Railroad cars--Colorado--Gilpin County--1870-1900.; Railroad tracks--Colorado--Gilpin County--1870-1900.; Trestles--Colorado--Gilpin County--1870-1900.; Colorado Central...
    • [between 1875 and 1900?]
    • D&RGW

    • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad locomotive #489 (2-8-2), with a pilot snowplow and a consist of freight cars, backs through an upper switchback near Garfield in Chaffee County, Colorado. Shows smoke above the locomotive, snow and rocky...
    • Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company--1950-1960.; Chaffee County (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Sawatch Range (Colo.)--1950-1960.; Railroad locomotives--Colorado--Chaffee County--1950-1960.; Railroad switching--Colorado--Chaffee County--1950-1960.;...
    • 1952 December 29
    • Railroad in Blackhawk

    • A trestle near the Running Lode Mine shafthouse in Blackhawk, Colorado, enabled trains from the Colorado and Southern Railroad Company to cross the gulch in the foreground. Smoke puffs from the front engine of the train crossing the trestle. A set...
    • Mine buildings--Colorado--Blackhawk--1900-1910.; Blackhawk (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Railroad locomotives--Colorado--Blackhawk--1900-1910.; Trestles--Colorado--Blackhawk--1900-1910.; Colorado and Southern Railway--1900-1910.
    • [1900?]
    • Canon City, Colo. view from Skyline Drive

    • A man in a horse drawn carriage looks over Canon City from a switchback on Skyline Drive, Fremont County, Colorado. The commercial district and residences show below.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Business districts--Colorado--Canon City--1900-1910.; Carriages & coaches--Colorado--Canon City--1900-1910.; Houses--Colorado--Canon City--1900-1910.
    • [between 1906 and 1910]
    • Snowy Range

    • View of a Colorado Central Railroad train and switchback track probably between Black Hawk and Central City in Gilpin County, Colorado. Mountains are in the distance.
    • Colorado Central Railroad Company--1870-1880.; Gilpin County (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Railroads--Colorado--Gilpin County--1870-1880.
    • 1878
    • Black Hawk, Mills

    • View northwest up the gulley formed by North Clear Creek in Black Hawk, Colorado; shows Bates Hill, Bobtail Mill, and the Colorado Shoe store on Gregory Street. Mills, processors, and samplers are in the distance; a narrow-gauge train is on...
    • Blackhawk (Colo.)--1900-1910.
    • [1900?]
    • Switch back C.C.R.R.

    • View of a Colorado Central Railroad passenger train on a switchback near Central City in Gilpin County, Colorado. Smoke rises from the engine. Hills are in the distance.
    • Colorado Central Railroad Company--1870-1890.; Gilpin County (Colo.)--1870-1890.; Railroads--Colorado--Gilpin County--1870-1890.
    • [between 1878 and 1890?]
    • Scene at Altman, the Cripple Creek District

    • View of the lower edge of Altman with the Isabella Mine below, Teller County, Colorado, includes a slope covered with small log cabins, wood frame residences, outhouses, sheds, smelters, mines, and tailing dumps. The narrow gauge Golden Circle...
    • Altman (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Log cabins--Colorado--Altman--1900-1910.; Mining--Colorado--Altman--1900-1910.
    • 1900
    • Auto on switchback rd., Pikes Peak

    • A car on an unpaved switchback on Pikes Peak road above Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado.
    • Pikes Peak (Colo.)--1920-1930.; Roads--Colorado--El Paso County--1920-1930.
    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • The "W" Pike's Peak Carriage Road

    • Partial view of a switchback section of the Pikes Peak Carriage Road known as the "W" in El Paso County, Colorado.
    • El Paso County (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Pikes Peak (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Dirt roads--Colorado--El Paso County--1890-1900.; Toll roads--Colorado--El Paso County--1890-1900.
    • [between 1890 and 1900?]
    • Auto on switchback road, Pikes Peak

    • View of a car on a switchback, possibly Pikes Peak Road, near Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, shows patches of snow and ice on slopes.
    • Pikes Peak (Colo.)--1910-1930.; Roads--Colorado--El Paso County--1910-1930.
    • [between 1915 and 1925?]
    • The "W" Pike's Peak Carriage Road

    • A man stands near a horse-drawn wagon on a switchback section of the Pikes Peak Carriage Road known as the "W" in El Paso County, Colorado.
    • El Paso County (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Pikes Peak (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Carts & wagons--Colorado--El Paso County--1890-1900.; Dirt roads--Colorado--El Paso County--1890-1900.; Toll roads--Colorado--El Paso County--1890-1900.
    • [between 1890 and 1900?]
    • The "W" Pike's Peak Carriage Road

    • Horse-drawn and mule-drawn carriages with passengers are on a switchback portion of Pikes Peak Carriage Toll Road identified as the "W" in El Paso County, Colorado.
    • El Paso County (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Pikes Peak (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Carriages & coaches--Colorado--El Paso County--1890-1900.; Dirt roads--Colorado--El Paso County--1890-1900.; Mules--Colorado--El Paso County--1890-1900.; Toll roads--Colorado--El...
    • [between 1890 and 1900?]
    • Black Hawk, Colo.

    • Colorado and Southern locomotive No. 13 pulls a train up the "Switch Back" above Blackhawk in Gilpin County, Colorado, leaving a trail of black smoke behind it. The Switch Back enabled trains to travel the steep, 1-mile distance between Central...
    • Mining--Colorado--Gilpin County--1900-1910.; Railroad locomotives--Colorado--Gilpin County--1900-1910.; Colorado and Southern Railway.
    • [between 1900 and 1910?]
    • A bit of the old Fall River Road

    • View of a switchback on the Fall River Road near Fall River Pass in Rocky Mountain National Park (Larimer County), Colorado; a woman poses in the distance.
    • Rocky Mountain National Park (Colo.)--1900-1920.; Dirt roads--Colorado--Rocky Mountain National Park--1900-1920.; National parks & reserves--Colorado--Rocky Mountain National Park--1900-1920.
    • [between 1900 and 1920?]
    • Pandora Basin, Telluride Rio Grande Southern R. R.

    • A man stands on the Denver And Rio Grande Southern tracks at Pandora, the end of Telluride Basin. The switchback trail to Black Bear mine shows on Telluride Peak and the mill and power generating plant is above frozen Bridal Veil Falls.
    • Rio Grande Southern Railroad--1890-1910.; Pandora (Colo.)--1890-1910.; Railroads--Colorado--1890-1910.; Trails & paths--Colorado--1890-1910.
    • [between 1890 and 1910]
    • Blackhawk

    • A track of the Colorado Central railroad runs through the foreground on the switchback between Blackhawk and Central City in Gilpin County, Colorado. Blackhawk is in the distance at the base of a hill. The Presbyterian Church and the schoolhouse...
    • Blackhawk (Colo.)--1870-1900.; Railroad tracks--Colorado--Blackhawk--1870-1900.
    • [between 1875 and 1900?]
    • Pack Trane [sic] on Marshall Basin Trail, Telluride, Colo

    • View of pack burros, men, and a dog on a Marshall Basin trail switchback in San Miguel County, Colorado; horses pull a makeshift grader.
    • Marshall Basin (Colo.)--1870-1890.; San Miguel County (Colo.)--1870-1890.; Mules--Colorado--San Miguel County--1870-1890.; Packtrains--Colorado--San Miguel County--1870-1890.; Trails & paths--Colorado--San Miguel County--1870-1890.;...
    • [between 1870 and 1890?]
    • Hoop Creek Falls

    • View of rocky Hoop Creek Falls, Clear Creek County, Colorado; shows road with concrete bridge with metal pipe rails, rock wall, and retaining wall along foot path with sign "Hoop Creek Switchback."
    • Hoop Creek (Colo.)--1910-1930.; Waterfalls--Colorado--1910-1930.
    • [between 1919 and 1927]
    • Switchback at top of Mt. Evans road

    • Automobiles and pedestrians are on a hairpin turn on Mount Evans in Clear Creek County, Colorado.
    • Clear Creek County (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Evans, Mount (Colo.)--1930-1940.; Roads--Colorado--Clear Creek County--1930-1940.
    • 1934 June 26
    • Sky Line drive, Canon City, Colo.

    • Switchback along Skyline Drive near Canon City, Colorado; dirt road built by convict labor with stone embankments ascending ridge; valley.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Skyline Drive (Canon City, Colo.)--1900-1910.; Roads--Colorado--Canon City--1900-1910.
    • [between 1903 and 1910]
    • Lookout Mtn. Auto Road

    • View of a switchback on the Lookout Mountain Automobile Road west of Golden, Colorado; a fence lines the dirt road as it winds down the mountainside; North and South Table Mountains flank the town of Golden in the distance.
    • Lookout Mountain (Jefferson County, Colo.)--1910-1920.; Roads--Colorado--Lookout Mountain--1910-1920.
    • [between 1913 and 1920]
    • The Loop on the F. & C.C. Ry.

    • The Loop with three elevations of narrow gauge track and MClure's special photo train on the Florence and Cripple Creek Railroad, Colorado; shows loop or switchback in valley and engine number 12 (Twelve) with three passenger cars on top elevation.
    • Narrow-gage railroads--Colorado--1890-1920.; Railroad passenger cars--Colorado--1890-1920.; Railroad tracks--Colorado--1890-1920.; Florence and Cripple Creek Railroad Company.
    • [between 1894 and 1915]
    • Agriculture, ranches

    • The first image, taken near Longmont, Colorado, shows Longs Peak, fenced cultivated fields, farm buildings, and stacked grain. Second image shows a switchback road (later Black Bear jeep road) on Ingram Peak (San Juan Range of the Rocky Mountains)...
    • Ingram Peak (Colo.)--1900-1910.; Longs Peak (Colo.)--1900-1910.
    • [between 1907 and 1910?]
    • Million $ Hiwy.

    • View of the Million Dollar Highway (State Highway 550), Ouray County, Colorado: shows a car approaching on a switchback.
    • Million Dollar Highway (Colo.)--1920-1930.
    • [between 1920 and 1930?]
    • The Loop, Phantom Cañon on the F. & C.C. Ry.

    • Florence and Cripple Creek Railroad narrow gauge track switchback or loop in Phantom Canyon, Colorado; shows two levels of track with engine, passenger cars and caboose on upper level in open canyon, telephone or telegraph poles, and clouds.
    • Phantom Canyon (Colo.)--1890-1920.; Canyons--Colorado--Denver--1890-1920.; Railroad passenger cars--Colorado--Phantom Canyon--1890- 1920.; Florence and Cripple Creek Railroad Company.
    • [between 1894 and 1915]

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