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Historic Alpine Tunnel

Dow Helmers

Historic Alpine Tunnel

by Dow Helmers

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Published by Century One Press in Colorado Springs .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Colorado and Southern Railway,
  • Narrow gauge railroads -- Colorado,
  • Alpine Tunnel (Colo.)

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references

    The Physical Object
    Pagination208 p. :
    Number of Pages208
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15221719M

    The enginehouse at Alpine Tunnel Station burned in In October , still another cave-in struck Alpine Tunnel. Service ended permanently. The east portal of Alpine Tunnel. Ill conceived, ill fated, even cursed was Alpine Tunnel, but it definately qualifies as a railway legendary place. - Explore angelowells's board "Alpine Tunnel Colorado Railroad History" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Railroad history, Colorado and History pins.

    ALPINE TUNNEL historic Colorado railroad photographs ALPINE TUNNEL, ATLANTIC SIDE, C. W. Erdlen photo #36 Boudoir card photo: Alpine Tunnel, C. W. Erdlen photo, circa Alpine Tunnel. Gunnison County, Colorado, and Chaffee County, Colorado. Photos. (National Register of Historic Places reference number) BH ( ID) Categories. 19th Century There was a book published on this, called Apline Tunnel. I used to have a copy. I will try to find more info and post.

    The Hagerman Tunnel Loop climbs high above tree line to a historic railroad tunnel. As you climb the old railroad grade, enjoy impressive views, especially up high as the trail enters a dramatic canyon with brilliant green alpine lakes. The route visits the ghost town of Douglass City and railroad remnants lie scattered among the rocks. The item you are bidding on is The Alpine Tunnel Story: A 21st Century Look at a 19th Century Engineering Marvel by P.R. "Bob" Griswold. The item is about 50 pages with numerous photographs and a item is in good condition with good binding.


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XXX, No. by Helmers, Dow and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Historic Alpine Tunnel. Helmers, Dow (/07/22) Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Good.

1st Edition. 28 x cm., quarto, pp., hardcover book (original tan pictorial jacket in mylar sleeve, unclipped), First printing of first edition, Dedicated to my late friend, Don Bloch, heavily illustrated with historic photos and.

Alpine Tunnel is a 1, ft ( m) narrow gauge railroad tunnel located east of Pitkin, Colorado on the former Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad route from Denver to an elevation of 11, feet (3, m), it was the first tunnel constructed through the Continental Divide in Colorado, and according to the U.S.

Forest Service "remains the highest railroad Location: Continental Divide, Chaffee / Gunnison. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Helmers, Dow.

Historic Alpine Tunnel. Denver, Sage Books [] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors. Denver, Leadville & Gunnison Railroad coming through the Alpine Tunnel in about Situated about 18 miles southwest of Buena Vista, Colorado is the historic narrow gauge railroad Alpine Tunnel.

Historic Alpine Tunnel book the highest railroad tunnel in the world, at an altitude of 11, feet, it was the first tunnel to be built through the Continental Divide.

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Historic Alpine Tunnel by Dow Helmers (, Paperback). Condition is Used. Shipped with USPS Media Mail. Please ask all questions prior to Rating: % positive. Find Historic Alpine Tunnel by Helmers, Dow at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers.

Find Historic Alpine Tunnel by Helmers, Dow at Biblio. 1st Printing More than half of the book is illustrations. Tells the story of the first tunnel through the Continental Divide in Colorado.

Tight clean. Buy Historic Alpine Tunnel. by Dow Helmers online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 0 edition - starting at $ Shop now. I found a similar but not quite the same photo in the book Historic Alpine Tunnel by Dow Helmers on page It’s an old book first published in Dow and some other folks managed to get into the tunnel from the west side.

They detail their entry and exploration of the tunnel back in   In the late '80s, I discovered the Alpine Tunnel in a magazine I bought at a rummage sale. Fascinated I then devoured Historic Alpine Tunnel and Poor's DSP&P book from the local Ohio library.

My understanding is that he was largely responsible the designation of the Quartz-Hancock railbed as the Alpine Tunnel Historic District by the US Forest Service.

Further work got the Historic District further recognition inwith its placement on the Colorado Register of Historic Properties and inwhen it was included into the. These images can be seen in his definitive book, “Historic Alpine Tunnel.” Estimates vary, but it is safe to put a price of $,$, on the building of the tunnel.

In today’s dollars, $, would be around $ million. This trail has it all: a historic ghost town, railroad history, primitive high alpine singletrack and a fantastic descent. The trail is a mile out and back hike on an old railroad bed that was once the highest railroad tunnel in the world (11, ft.) and the.

The Alpine Tunnel Complex is a very popular destination, extremely significant with the development of that area (during the mining days) and provides a good summer economy for Pitkin and surrounding communities.

If we loose the Alpine Tunnel Complex, I feel it will be a big blow to the area. Dow Helmers, author of the definitive Historic Alpine Tunnel, named one of his chapters “Curse of Alpine.” The eerie aura of four men who lost their lives working in the tunnel to the freak destruction of the town of Woodstock by an.

In the late '80s, I discovered the Alpine Tunnel in a magazine I bought at a rummage sale. Fascinated, I then devoured Historic Alpine Tunnel and Poor's DSP&P book from the local Ohio parents, recognizing my growing passion for the subject, took our family out to visit this amazing place for the first time in Alpine Tunnel trail starts just outside of the town of Pitkin Colorado but can also be accessed from the Taylor Park area via Cumberland Pass or from St.

Elmo via Hancock Pass. This is most likely the most historical trail in the state that ATV's, Dirt bikes and Jeeps can use. Alpine Tunnel Station, circa The Alpine Tunnel Railroad Stati on was built by the Denver South Park and Pacific Railroad to connect the towns the towns of St.

Elmo and Pitkin. The tunnel was completed in and closed in It was the first tunnel to be built through the Continental Divide, and at 11, feet above sea level, when it was built, it was the highest .Situated about 18 miles southwest of Buena Vista, Colorado is the historic narrow gauge Alpine Tunnel.

Once the highest railroad tunnel in the world, at an altitude of 11, feet, it was the first tunnel to be built through the Continental Divide. Photo by Reletta Clumsky.Book Title: Historic Alpine Tunnel. Publisher: Sage. Author: Helmers.

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