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Colorado & Southern - 71

Identifier: M123.03.0083.0007.00002


Black and white photograph of the Colorado & Southern train 'Old 71' engine that carried ore and passenger cars from Denver to "the richest square mile on earth" Central City, Colorado. Photograph taken in 1880, description on photograph written May 1, 1941.


  • 1930-1969


1 items (photograph)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

4 x 5 inches black and white


Title supplied by archivist.

Inscription and Marks

Printed on photograph in small white box on upper right corner or image in black print: 'Reported to be the first engine owned by Colorado and Central, later Colorado and Southern. Picture taken in 1880 on second switchback between Black Hawk and Central City. Line built from Black Hawk to Central City, May 21, 1878. Service discontinued Feb. 15, 1925. Line taken up July 29, 1931. - Robt. Rice - May 1, 1941.'

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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