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Denver and Rio Grande passenger train passes through Black Canyon of Gunnison National Park in Colorado.

In last year of passenger operations, a Denver and Rio Grande narrow guage railroad train journeys through Gunnison National Park, Colorado. A waterfall in Black Canyon of the Park. The train passes through Black Canyon of Gunnison National Park. River rushes over rocks towards the train's track. The engine of the train belches steam and dense black smoke as it rounds a curve in Black Canyon. .Conductor waves to camera from a car labeled: " Denver and Rio Grande Western." Crewmen lean out of train openings as it crosses bridge over river.

Date: 1940
Duration: 1 min 32 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Views of downtown Denver Colorado early in the 20th century; also mountains, waterfall and canyons in the Rockies of Colorado

Areas near the Rocky Mountains in the United States. The Pioneer Monument in downtown Denver, Colorado, with equestrian statue of Kit Carson on the top (sculpted by Frederick William MacMonnies in 1911). Old automobiles drive by in the background behind the monument. A man walks down a snow covered slope of the Rockies among evergreen trees. Snow covered mountain in background. A view of Longs Peak and the Rockies surrounding the area. Aerial view of the Capitol Building in Denver, Colorado. The skyline of Denver and buildings and landmarks in the downtown Denver area. A small locomotive engine on a railroad track beside rock rubble. Two people walk past the steam locomotive. A waterfall in the Rockies. Water comes down foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

Date: 1917
Duration: 1 min 13 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A football match between the Pioneers and the Colorado Buffaloes ends in a tie with a score of 3-3 in Denver, Colorado.

A football match in Denver, Colorado. A number of cars parked out side a stadium. Artists form beautiful formations on a field before the match. Highlights of the match between the Pioneers and the Colorado Buffaloes. The match ends in a 3-3 tie.

Date: 1940, November 25
Duration: 1 min 27 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Last run of Rocky Mountain Railroad Club Special on Denver & Rio Grande narrow gauge railroad in Gunnison National Park

The Denver Rio Grande Western narrow gauge railroad in Colorado. An engine of a train emits smoke as it takes on water, during a stop at Cimmaron, Co. .A fireman on engine of the train adding water. Locomotive moves along track and blows steam whistle. Fishermen walk by the parked locomotive.One carries a very long bamboo fishing pole. A large round plaque (Drumhead) on back of the train reads:"Denver and Rio Grand Western Special, The Last Run, Rocky Mountain Railroad Club." Men loosen railroad ties and remove a section of rail, as the tail end of the train sits nearby. Train stops near major waterfall (Chipeata falls) in Black Canyon, and then proceeds onward, belching smoke and speeding up. A view from train roof, as it passes close to rock outcropping. With train detached, a locomotive backs along a section of rail with small white flag on front of steam engine..

Date: 1940
Duration: 2 min 15 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Colorado state Capitol Building in downtown Denver, Colorado, and view of mountains in Colorado.

View of the Colorado State Capitol building in Denver Colorado from across a large expansive square. Slates describe ability to view mountain ranges clearly from Downtown Denver, a former mining supply camp. View of the Mountains ranges of Colorado, rocky and snow-covered.

Date: 1922
Duration: 42 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A train passes through mountainous terrain in Gunnison National Park of Colorado.

In final year of passenger operations, a Denver and Rio Grande narrow guage railroad train is seen traveling through Black Canyon in Gunnison National Park, Colorado. Interiors of the train filled with passengers in a holiday mood. Interior of passenger cars is old fashioned. View of ceiling lamps in the car. The train travels along the river and through mountainous terrain. Water springs from a hole in a mountain, creating a waterfall, seen from roof of the train. A river spills over a mountain in a large waterfall. The train crosses a bridge over the river and enters Black Canyon, where it follows the river bed between towering peaks on both sides. The engine of the train belches heavy black smoke as it struggles up a grade crossing a bridge. it continues to follow close to the river. Several fishermen turn to wave at the passengers. Gradually the mountains open wider as the train proceeds on its way.

Date: 1940
Duration: 3 min 29 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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