Engine House & Yards


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Engine House & Yards
Killed on Tramway
'08 Democratic Conv.


The Gilpin Tram Engine House and the Tram's Yards were north of Black Hawk up Clear Creek.  From this point the main line climbed up the side of Maryland Mountain to then climb into Chase Gulch.   The Engine House itself was a converted barn.   Also, there was a large warming house for melting the water from the ore before it was taken to the mills in Black Hawk.

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Locomotives in front of Engine House

Locomotives in front of Engine House
Note the Warming House in the center of the picture.

Shay No.1 in the yard

Shay No. 3 in the yard

Looking north from the Engine House
Gilpin Historic Society

By the yards
Courtesy Alan Graf
Abbott Collection


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This page was last updated 01/27/07

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