Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving! | 2 Comments - Click Here :

Breckenridge Bulletin; Nov 24, 1899
A Turkey Shoot.
    The Breckenridge Rod and Gun club has arranged for a free for all turkey shoot, at the grounds south of town. Everybody is invited to participate in the pleasures of this event. If you havn't a gun come anyway, you will be provided with one on the grounds and all it will cost is the ammunition used.
    The club has sparred no effort in arranging for the comfort and accommodation of its guests and we predict in advance a most successful termination of this affair.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

More Sn2 Memories | 5 Comments - Click Here :

    To add to the previous post of a trip down memory lane; here are a couple more photos I've found of my attempt to model the Gilpin Tramway in Sn2. It's hard for me to believe that these were taken over 13 years ago. Seems like yesterday I was tearing all of that out of here.

Shay #4 at the enginehouse in Blackhawk


Eureka Street in Central City

Gunnell Hill from Eureka Street

The mines on Gunnell Hill

Thursday, November 21, 2013

"Along the Blue" #22 | 2 Comments - Click Here :

    Call me crazy, but I've always wanted to build a model of a dredge boat. I've doodled plans for a possible future exhibition layout centered around the spur and boats at Valdora (approximately two miles east of Dickey).

Summit County Journal; Jun 1, 1907
Building Spur to the Swan
    A party of nine surveyors under A.E. McGregory were up from Denver surveying a line for the new spur from the Colorado & Southern tracks to the scene of the works of the Colorado Gold Dredging company at Valdora on the Swan River. The railroad spur will be about a half a mile in length and will be used to transport the material for the dredges, supplies, etc.
    The Colorado company is working a big force of men, and the material for the two big boats is expected along now at anytime.

Boats No. 1 and No. 2 - Valdora, Colorado

Boat No. 2 - Valdora, Colorado
 Photos -  Denver Public Library

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

"Along the Blue" #21 | 2 Comments - Click Here :

Summit County Journal; Jan 7, 1899
Frisco Promised a Passenger Depot.
    The people of Frisco are delighted over the prospect of securing a depot building and other accommodations from the Colorado & Southern. The railroad company has already had a representative on the ground for the purpose of sizing up the situation. In this connection, we might add that Manager Ogden of the Recen properties has agreed to contribute lumber, light and labor in order that the camp may enjoy these desirable accommodations.

Original depot - Town of Frisco

New Depot - Denver Public Library