DENVER & RIO GRANDE RAILROAD. This is a Vintage piece of Railroad History made by The Adams & Westlake Company for the DENVER & RIO GRANDE RAILROAD. This late 1800's lantern is marked THE ADAMS & WESTLAKE COMPANY CHICAGO NEW YORK D. The brass burner is marked PAT. APPLD FOR in good working condition.
The clear glass barrel globe is etched D&RGRR, it has no cracks or chips. Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the 1952 film, see. Denver and Rio Grande (film).Learn how and when to remove this template message. Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad. Rio Grande , D&RG or D&RGW, formerly the. Denver & Rio Grande Railroad , was an. The railroad started as a. It served mainly as a. The Rio Grande was also a major origin of. The Rio Grande was the epitome of mountain railroading, with a motto of. Through the Rockies, not around them. Main line through the Rockies , both referring to the. The D&RGW operated the highest mainline rail line in the. Over the 10,240 feet (3,120 m).
In Colorado, and the famed routes through the. At its height in the mid-1880s, the D&RG had the largest. With 2,783 miles (4,479 km) of track interconnecting the states of Colorado.Known for its independence, the D&RGW operated the. Until its discontinuation in 1983. This was the last private intercity.
In the United States until. In 1988, the Rio Grande's parent corporation. And as the result of a merger, the larger Southern Pacific Railroad name was chosen for identity.
The Rio Grande operated as a separate division of the Southern Pacific, until that company was acquired by the. Today, most former D&RGW main lines are owned and operated by the Union Pacific while several branch lines are now operated as. Denver & Rio Grande Western. "Fast Freights" and the California Zephyr, 19501983.Montezuma , 1871, The first locomotive built for the Denver & Rio Grande. The Montezuma's design was used on the #4 locomotive at. Marsh, in addition to the four locomotives at. The Denver & Rio Grande Railway (D&RG) was incorporated on October 27, 1870 by General. It was originally announced that the new. Railroad would proceed south from. And travel an estimated 875 miles (1,408 km) south to El Paso via Pueblo, westward along the Arkansas River, and continue southward through the. Closely assisted by his friend and new business partner.
Palmer's new "Baby Road" laid the first rails out of Denver on July 28, 1871 and reached the location of the new town of. (then the Fountain Colony) by October 21. Was chosen in part because construction and equipment costs would be relatively more affordable when weighed against that of the prevailing. Palmer's first hand impressions of the.
In Wales buoyed his interest in the narrow-gauge concept which would prove to be advantageous while conquering the mountainous regions of the Southwest. Eventually the route of the D&RG would be amended (including a plan to continue south from Pueblo over Raton Pass) and added to as new opportunities and competition challenged the railroad's expanding goals. Feverish, competitive construction plans provoked the. Over right of way with the. Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.
Both rivals hired gunslingers and bought politicians while courts intervened to bring settlement to the disagreements. One anecdote of the conflict recounts June 1879 when the Santa Fe defended its roundhouse in.
On that occasion, D&RG treasurer R. Weitbrec paid the defenders to leave. In March 1880, a Boston Court granted the AT&SF the rights to Raton Pass, while the D&RG paid an exorbitant. 1.4 million for the trackage extending through the. The D&RG's possession of this route allowed quick access to the booming mining district of.
While this "Treaty of Boston". Did not exactly favor the purist of original D&RG intentions, the conquering of new mining settlements to the west and the future opportunity to expand into Utah was realized from this settlement. By late 1880 William Bell had begun to organize railway construction in Utah that would become the Palmer controlled. Denver & Rio Grande Western Railway. The intention of the D&RGW (aka the "Western") was to work eastward from Provo to an eventual link with westward bound D&RG in Colorado.This physical connection was realized near. On March 30, 1883, and by May of that year the D&RG formally leased its Utah subsidiary as previously planned. By mid-1883, financial difficulties due to aggressive growth and expenditures led to a shake up among the D&RG board of directors, and General Palmer resigned as president of the D&RG in August 1883, while retaining that position with the Western. Frederick Lovejoy would soon fill Palmer's vacated seat on the D&RG, the first in a succession of post Palmer presidents that would attempt to direct the railroad through future struggles and successes. Following bitter conflict with the Rio Grande Western during lease disagreements and continued financial struggles, the D&RG went into receivership in July 1884 with court appointed receiver William S.
Eventual foreclosure and sale of the original. Denver & Rio Grande Railway.
Resulted within two years and the new. Denver & Rio Grande Railroad. Took formal control of the property and holdings on July 14, 1886 with Jackson appointed as president. General Palmer would continue as president of the Utah line until retirement (due to company re-organization) in 1901. The item "DENVER & RIO GRANDE RAILROAD Lantern ADAMS & WESTLAKE COMPANY CHGO NY 1895" is in sale since Sunday, March 3, 2019.
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