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View from Inside Snow Shed (editor's title)

A photo from inside the snow shed at the top of Lizard Head Pass shows Goose No. 4 stopped in the summertime for passengers to view the rugged mountains. Heavy snow was always a problem for the RGS here; the sheds covered the tracks including a wye for turning locomotives and plows--vital for the winter fight with frequent blizzards. Goose no. 4 was built in 1932 using a Pierce-Arrow 1926 body and Pierce-Arrow 33 engine.
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
Depicted Railroad
Location Lizard Head Pass, 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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