Center of Southwest Studies
Start Previous image Next image End


Previous image

Next image


Photo -- click to view larger image

Title: Rio Grande Southern Railroad snow plowing at Lizard Head Pass (Colo.)
Date/circa:  1910/1919
Subjects: Rio Grande Southern Railroad (Colo.); ; Railroads--Snow-plows--Pictorial works; Lizard Head Pass (Colo.)
Notes: Mile Post 052.61. Shows eight locomotives. As to the year of this photo, Robert Herrone notes that "The rotary snowplow blew up Feb. 4, 1949. I suspect this was very early, in the 1910 or 1920s. There are 5 locomotives pushing the rotary and none have diamond-stacks any longer. The C-16 class locomotives were being retired in the 1910s." [Source of quote: Robert Herrone, email 3/27/07, with some text he drew from Steven Haworth's RGSRR website.]




  2003 (revised 2007)  Center of Southwest Studies,Fort Lewis College. All rights reserved (click here for Property Rights Statement).
1000 Rim Drive, Durango, CO  81301-3999 ~~~~ Phone 970-247-7126 ~~~~ Fax         
Page revised: 3/28/2007