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Title: Rio Grande Southern Railroad washout (Pleasant Valley, Colo.)
Date/circa:  1952
Subjects: Rio Grande Southern Railroad (Colo.); ; Railroad bridges--Colorado--Pleasant Valley--Pictorial works; Pleasant Valley (Colo.)
Notes: Mile Post 008.60. Old bridge in background. "The fill which had replaced the original bridge 9-A (the 'high bridge' over Pleasant Valley Creek) in 1903, is overwhelmed by a flash flood and is completely washed away, leaving 182 feet of track dangling 68 feet in the air." [Source: Robert Herrone, email 3/27/07, with some text he drew from Steven Haworth's RGSRR website.]




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