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Old 01-25-2012, 04:14 PM   #46
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Silverton train

Couldn't figure out how to embed the historic picture, so it's a link. Sorry.

D&RGW train (Narrow Gauge), engine number 476, engine type 2-8-2

And here is one I found on flickr taken in 2010:

Steam locomotive engine 482 getting ready for an early morningn departure from Silverton train station, The Silverton Durango Narrow Guage Railroad, Silverton, Colorado, USA
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:40 PM   #47
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I have posted many of these, then and now pics in other threads, so I hope these are not to redundant. I love finding them, small shadows of the past, found here and there.


Mushroom Rock, Ellsworth county,Kansas.

The photo below was taken in 1867, by Alexander Gardner as he followed the Kansas Pacific RR west to Denver. This was not a safe place to be in 1867.





December, 26th 2011.


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Old 01-25-2012, 04:41 PM   #48
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un_swe.... Niiiiice. You then, you now, at the same place then, at the same place now.

rtadlock...

Here you go. Spent a weekend last summer in Silverton. Looks like the view is to the north...
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:47 PM   #49
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For something diff... If you can hang in there until the last 40sec. of this 3:19 ride vid, there are "then" pics with the "now" video, pausing at the semi-ghost town of Eldora.... a boom and bust community from the flare and fade of productive mines...



Back when inmates were sentenced to "hard labor", the nearby residents at the Canon City State Prison constructed this amusement park like road called Skyline Drive.


I found the photo above after taking the photo below. If ever in the Canon City area, ride this thing. The one way road with its blind rises will leave you with your stomach in your throat if you gas it a bit.


Downtown Steamboat Springs 1945...


Now if I could have climbed to the second floor of the store behind me I could have come a bit closer...
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:40 PM   #50
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This is all I got on hand.

High Falls Dam near Crivitz WI. Aprox 1908
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Finished 1910


High Falls Dam 2011.



And a bike shot.

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Old 01-25-2012, 06:33 PM   #51
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Devils Bake Oven.

The Devils Bake Oven is the rock above with the person siting on it.
And another 1867 Gardner photo in front of the formation. Gardner is on the right.





Dec 2011. It really hasn't changed.





The smaller mushroom formation, Alexander Gardner 1867.




Dec 2011.



1867



2011.





2005.



1867



2011



Alexander Gardner, on the back of the rig he took across Kansas in 1867, it carried what it took back then to take photos. Gardner was a photographer during the civil War and took many photos of the war.


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Old 01-26-2012, 09:54 AM   #52
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un_swe.... Niiiiice. You then, you now, at the same place then, at the same place now.

rtadlock...

Here you go. Spent a weekend last summer in Silverton. Looks like the view is to the north...


Yeah, I've spent a lot of time in Silverton. Did a sweet hike into the Chicago Basin last year from that train. Tons of pics here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rtadloc.../chicagobasin/
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:42 AM   #53
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The Chicago Basin... outstanding. Backpacked into there climbing Eolus, Windom, and Sunlight. Memorable with the weather and scenery. Also saw families of mountain goats as you did. Truly a magical place.
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Fort Harker, Kansas.

Fort Harker Guard House, one of only four buildings that still stand. The fort stood guard over the Smoky Hill Trail and Kansas Pacific RR as it built west across Kansas.

Alexander Gardner 1867.




This is looking east down what was the Smoky Hill Trail to Denver.




Below, Looking west up the Smoky Hill Trail.











And one more Gardner photo of Fort Harker as it looked in 1867.


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Old 01-26-2012, 05:59 PM   #56
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Amazing

This thread is amazing and has inspired me to go find an old and a new this weekend so that I can contribute to such incredible pieces of history shown here! Standby for some history from Charleston,SC
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:19 PM   #57
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Really enjoy this stuff. Great job on carefully matching the camera angles and frame of the shots! Impressive work. Reminds me of this book that featured then and now pix from Custer's expedition through the Black Hills.
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OK, some more.

Quite the scene in Idaho Springs at the turn of the last century as the ore teams prepared to head to the mines in the morning...


Lunchtime is when the community nowadays oftens sees the most activity. If there was something to stand on other than a pick-up truck bumper, could have gotten higher...


The Peck House in Empire (at the southern base of Berthoud Pass) is one of Colorado's oldest continuosly operating hotels...


Much of the interior furniture came with the Peck family in 1862. Not much of an audience this day...


Speaking of Berthoud Pass, almost 100 years ago, 1915...


A gorgeous pass in more ways than one...


Meeker's main street 90 years ago...


Meeker, in NW Colorado is in the middle of fantastic riding, on and off road...


Explorer John C. Fremont discovered the pass containing his name in the 1840's...


That's 14,148 ft. Mt. Democrat in the distance guarding the SW corner of this broad and airy riding pass...
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Old 01-28-2012, 12:12 AM   #59
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Couldn't figure out how to embed the historic picture, so it's a link. Sorry.

D&RGW train (Narrow Gauge), engine number 476, engine type 2-8-2

And here is one I found on flickr taken in 2010:

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Anyway it's right click view image info and copy. Then paiste into the insert image info if you don't know.
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:59 AM   #60
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My angels don't always line up because lot of the time I don't have a destination and end up finding the before pics once I get home.

Plenty of riders have been by this spot






Near Mosquito Pass

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