A SPECTACULAR ENDEAVOR~
Featuring 438 Photographs and numerous Maps in 416 pages. Topics Include:*Five Shay Locomotives On The 2-Foot-Gauge Railroad with 4% grades to the mines.
A COMPANION TO COLORADO
CENTRAL RAIL ROAD, this pictorial
presents the Gilpin Tramway two-foot-gauge Shay steam locomotives
running out of Black Hawk, Colorado, to gold mines surrounding the
communities of Central City, Nevadaville and Russell Gulch. The route
is covered mile-by-mile with detailed in-depth captions and eyewitness
newspaper articles of the day within the text. Drop-bottom ore cars,
flat cars, excursion cars and cabooses made up the roster of rolling
stock traversing the 4%+ grades. Maps are profusely augmented with
gleanings from numerous research trips, and provide knowledge of tracks
to shaft houses on the upper slopes and mills within Black Hawk. Some
280 mines and mills were served by the Gilpin's network of trackage. A
detailed station listing, measured from the Engine House, supplements
information provided in photograph captions. Also included are roster
charts of the locomotives and other equipment, details of the Gilpin
Tramway purchase by the Colorado & Southern Railway, plus a
listing of employees and associates.
Copyright 2009 ~ Sundance Publications, Ltd. All rights reserved.
COURTESY ALLEN GRAF
SHAY LOCOMOTIVE No. 3 stands at the mines on Quartz Hill with a new cab and lettering after turning over at the San Juan Mine in 1890.