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.
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.
Congressional Medal of Honor being presented in Denver, Colorado. Corporal Robert Maxwell being presented the Congressional Medal of Honor at a ceremony. Parents of Private Elmer Fryar receive the posthumous Congressional Medal from an officer. A picture of Private Fryar. His mother looks at the medal.
Air Force veterans work in Denver, Colorado. They work in an airplane factory for the air production. Medics operate the wounded soldiers. Ambulance arrives outside the hospital. Soldiers work in the airplane factory. They work on machinery and weld equipment.
President Dwight D Eisenhower visits Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs in Colorado. He receives an honorary degree during the visit to the academy. President Eisenhower addresses 1000 cadets and gives advice to them as an old soldier. He flies to Denver for a family reunion. The president meets the First Lady and his grandchildren in Denver.
During final year of passenger operations, a narrow gauge railroad train of the Denver and Rio Grande begins its journey through Black Canyon, at Gunnison, Colorado. Sign on top of a building reads 'Gunnison'. Smoke comes out of a chimney. Engine of the train emits smoke.Engineer oils numerous places on locomotive drive mechanisms.The train conductor,standing, in front of a Rio Grande box car, waves at a crossing guard, standing at a level crossing with a flag. His dog stands beside him. He waves his flag to stop any vehicular traffic on the road. The conductor waves at the engineer and climbs aboard a passenger car.The engineer turns in his cab and sounds the steam whistle. The fireman shovels coal into the locomotive engine firebox, from which flames emerge as door is opened. The locomotive slowly begins to move. Train is seen speeding across a railroad bridge over the Gunnison River. Two men who are fishing in the river, watch as the train crosses the bridge. View of train track, from train.
This is a Rocky Mountain Railroad Club sponsored trip on the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad dated May 29, 1949 to be the last passenger train through the Black Canyon from Gunnison to Cimarron Colorado and return. The engineer seen oiling the 361's running gear and operating the consolidation is my late grandfather Mr. C L Braswell while I be leave the fireman to be Tom Doyle and the conductor Shorty Dean.
My name is Richard Lehman and as a thirteen year old my mother, grandmother and I went down to the Gunnison depot to see my granddad take the last passenger train down through the Black Canyon in many years. Both my mother and grandmother can be seen in a view shot from on top of an; adjacent coal car. At the time I was unaware of what the Rocky Mountain Railroad Club was nor what the special train was for. My granddad told me to get on in the baggage car and so I was privileged to be able to take the last train through the Black Canyon before abandonment and to get acquainted with the Rocky Club