Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Denver City Cable Rail Way Buidling, Denver Colorado.

This is a birdseye view of the Denver City Cable Rail Way Building in downtown Denver Colorado.  The 1889 vintage building now houses a restaurant and businesses.  This particular building originally housed the power generation system for the cable railway and a maintenance facility.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Some Gave All: James Bridger's Ferry (Orin Junction Railroad Bridge).

We repost this item here, due to the last photograph in this set, which demonstrates how locations that were fords, become later crossings for railroads and highways.  Quite a tribute to instinctive engineering, being followed as it is sometimes by actual engineering.

This is one of Wyoming's many roadside monuments that's not longer really road side.
This monument is on the old highway that ran from Orin Junction to Wheatland.  When the Interstate was built, Orin Junction was bypassed and for that matter, the Interstate zips through, not into, Wheatland.  Many such monuments exist, a few of which are now completely marooned.  This one commemorates Jim Bridger's ferry across the North Platte River, which was placed in 1864.

A Burlington Norther Railroad Bridge, which itself isn't youthful, very near where the ferry once was.