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Unused Railroad Tracks in Nevada (editor's title)

Nevada Northern tracks
Out-of-service tracks of Nevada Northern Railway as seen in the spring of 1990 from the I-80 overpass at milepost 380 in Elko County, Nevada. The Nevada Northern was constructed in 1905-06 to connect the copper mines and smelters near Ely with the Southern Pacific mainline at Cobre, 140 miles. When the smelter closed in 1983, the railroad ceased operations. Portions of the line around Ely now operate as a heritage railway, but this northern section between Shafter and Cobre has remained closed.
Source Stuart Klipper, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Coverage Spatial, Elko County, Nevada; Temporal, Spring 1990
Rights Stuart Klipper
Date Created 1990
Resource Type
Extent 6 x 17 cm
Depicted Railroad
Location Elko County, Nevada
Creator Description Stuart Klipper was born in The Bronx in 1941, near the massive Van Ness yards of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. He attended the University of Michigan where he received an AA degree. For nearly 30 years he has made photographs in all 50 states, distilling and crystallizing the defining characteristics of American regions. His photographs have been exhibited and collected by major national and international museums including: the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Walker Art Center, and the The Victoria and Albert Museum, among numerous others. Klipper has been the recipient of major grants and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Bush Foundation, and the McKnight Foundation. He currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Collection Stuart Klipper Collection
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