A radium mine in Slick Rock, Colorado. The mine country and hilly terrain. A sign 'Radium Mine'. Interior of the mine. Mine workers wheeling wheel carts filled with vanadium and uranium ore.
A radium mine in Slick Rock, Colorado. Interior of the mine. Drilling being done. Mine workers load a wheel cart with ore. A mine worker with a pick axe. Mine workers are wheeling wheel carts filled with vanadium and uranium ore. A worker uses a pick axe.
A radium mine in Slick Rock, Colorado. The entrance of the mine. A sign 'Radium Mine'. Mine workers are wheeling wheel carts filled with ore. The wheel carts are unloaded outside the mine. Workers coming in with wheel carts after unloading. A front end loader loads ore onto a truck. A bucket attached to the loader unloads ore into the truck.
Landscapes in the United States. Rock formations at the Garden of the Gods near Colorado Springs. Eroded rocks the Cathedral Spires. Trees in the foreground. Woman stands near the Balanced Rock.
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
U.S. astronaut Scott Carpenter arrives at the campus of the University of Colorado. Scott Carpenter and his wife Rene Louise Price in a motorcade wave at the civilians as they arrive at the campus of the university. He arrives in Colorado to receive the degree in aeronautical engineering which he failed to take in 1949. A professor presents the brand new degree and a silver plate to commemorate the occasion.