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Doubled Headed Train at Elk Park, Colorado (editor's title0

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Locomotives 473 and 478 make a photo runby at Elk Park, Colorado, for the Rocky Mountain Railroad Club in 1961. The train is running is on the Durango-Silverton line, a National Historic Landmark and a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. In March 1981, the Denver & Rio Grande Western sold the line and today it is operated by American Heritage Railways.
Source Fred Springer Collection
Coverage Spatial, Elk Park, Colorado; Temporal, May 28, 1961
Rights Center for Railroad Photography & Art
Date Created 1961-05-28
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Extent 2-1/4 in. by 3-1/4 in.
Depicted Railroad
Location Elk Park, 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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