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Geese 3 and 5 at Cliff near Ophir, Colorado (editor's title)

On the Rio Grande Southern's high line of the Ophir Loop, the right-of-way was cut into the rocky face of a steep cliff above Ophir Station, about 1,000 feet above the valley, an ideal location for a photo stop in 1951 with Geese 3 and 5. The Ophir station is 45 miles from Ridgway, the northern terminal of RGS tracks.
Source Fred Springer Collection
Coverage Spatial, Lizard Head, Colorado; Temporal, June 29, 1951
Rights Center for Railroad Photography & Art
Date Created 1951-06-29
Resource Type
Extent 2-1/4 in. by 3-1/4 in.
Depicted Railroad
Location Ophir Loop, Colorado
Creator Description Fred Springer grew up in Houston, Texas, graduated in engineering from Missouri School of Mines in Rolla, Missouri, and worked for Mobil Oil Corporation and subsidiary companies. His rail photographs from the early 1940's until 1963 were largely Texas and the Southwest U.S. including New Mexico and Colorado. He had three tours of duty in the New York City headquarters, 1963-67, 1968-76, and 1983-85, at which time he retired and moved back to Texas. After retirement he and his wife, Dale, traveling the world by train, visiting almost every country in South America and Europe plus South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Jordan, Syria, Australia, and New Zealand . When he lived in Texas he made many trips to Mexico when steam was still alive in the 1960's and 70's.
Collection Fred Springer Collection
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