Alpine Tunnel: The Inside Story VHS 1992

10/10/2015· A couple s back there was some talk about the VHS “Alpine TunnelThe Inside Story” I own a copy Since it doesn’t seem to be available for purchase anymore, does anyone see a problem with making copies or posting portions online? I have the capabilities of converting the video to computer video files and/or DVD Just curious if

Alpine Tunnel, Colorado – An Engineering Marvel –

Situated about 18 miles southwest of Buena Vista, Colorado is the historic narrow gauge railroad Alpine Tunnel Once the highest railroad tunnel in the world, at an altitude of 11,523 feet, it was the first tunnel to be built through the Continental Divide

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History of the Alpine Tunnel: For years mail and supplies came back and forth over the mountains to Tin Cup and Gunnison through several treacherous and lengthy passes: Tin Cup Pass, Taylor Pass and Altman Pass A tunnel was planned with Gunnison as it's goal, starting 2 miles west of Hancock, and going under Altman Pass It's cost? A mere

Alpine Tunnel Pitkin Colorado Gold Rush Expeditions

12/09/2015· The tunnel was a welcome relief to all of those who were previously required to haul supplies and mail back and forth over the treacherous passes of Tin Cup, Taylor and Altman The last train came

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Uncovering Colorado’s Past: The Alpine Tunnel

04/05/2019· Colorado’s rich history of the railroad system is made evident throughout many parts of the state One of the more impressive historical displays of Colorado’s old rail system is the Alpine Tunnel Located near Pitkin, CO, the Alpine Tunnel was once the highest railroad tunnel in the world It remains today as the highest railroad passage

ALPINE TUNNEL historic Colorado railroad photographs

Denver, South Park & Pacific Railroad train entering the Alpine Tunnel from the east side SOLD ALPINE TUNNEL, PACIFIC SLOPE, ALTITUDE: 11,524 feet, photograph #535 by George E Mellen, Gunnison, Colorado

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Split Rock, Pitkin, Colorado historic photo over the palisades on the way to the Alpine Tunnel on the Colorado Continental Divide Excursion train at "Split Rock" in This prominent landmark is located near the palisades on the old Denver, South Park and Pacific railroad grade to the historic Alpine Tunnel

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Snow tunnel on the Ouray and Silverton Toll Road, southwest Colorado, I was south of here in Durango March and even today this route is quite a climb! Snow Tunnel ~ On the Ouray and Silverton Toll Rd ~ Colorado ~ now it is the red mountain pass the tunnel re enforced but still it is most amazing beautiful dangerous pass in colorado

The curse of Alpine Railroad Glory Days

Alpine Tunnel Station from Altman Pass I was there at the end of August 1974, and while hiking over the pass, it snowed In 1895, the tunnel reopened, but in June, while trying to use a locomotive inside the tunnel to siphon water accumulated between the apex and the rubble, carbon monoxide

Alpine Tunnel An Engineering Marvel Interpretive

The rebuilt Alpine Tunnel Station today, Kathy Weiser, September, 2006 Western Union Telegraph & Cable Office and two story boarding house, taken at the time when they were owned by Colorado & Southern Railroad, 1900, courtesy Denver Public Library Beyond the tunnel, the Denver, South Park and Pacific tracks continued on to Gunnison

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02/02/2016· Colorado's Alpine Loop ADV GUIDE to the PASSES! Imogene, Black Bear, Engineer, & More! #everide Duration: 12:39 eveRide ADV 46,898 views

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The West Side of the Alpine Tunnel (Alpine Tunnel

After its passage through the Alpine Tunnel, the first tunnel under the Divide would never see another train The rails between Quartz and Hancock survived for some time after the last run, not being taken up until 1923 By that point, the tunnel had a number of small caveins, and thus, inside the tunnel, the entire track structure is intact

The Alpine Tunnel, the Continent's Highest Railroad

22/06/2018· Opened in 1882 and officially closed in 1910, the Alpine Tunnel near Pitkin, Colorado is both the highest railroad tunnel in North America and the longest narrowgauge tunnel in North America It’s 1,772 feet long and located at 11,523 feet above sealevel The Alpine Tunnel is found 500 feet beneath Altman Pass, which was later remained “Alpine Pass” for consistency purposes This pass

The Alpine Tunnel Historical District Auto Tour Description

The Alpine Tunnel Historical District is normally open from July to September Visitors to the District can follow a 10 mile auto tour The auto tour (see map below) begins northeast of Pitkin at the junction of the Cumberland Pass Road (FDR 765) and the Alpine Tunnel Road (FDR 839)

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St Elmo, Colorado & the Alpine Tunnel St Elmo, Colorado was originally settled in 1878 and was made official in 1880 when gold and silver began to bring many people to the area The town was laid out in six feet of snow and provided for the miners working in the nearby mines Beginning with a high moral character, the settlement went the way of other booming mining towns, reaching a

Alpine Tunnel: Historic Railroad Route & Site at

10/07/2007· Sadly, the Alpine Tunnel collapsed after years of neglect I'm standing on the railroad bed with the tunnel behind One of a few railroad buildings and structures that remain at the Alpine Tunnel site Photos and writeup by Steve Garufi in Buena Vista, Colorado Facebook Twitter Pinterest

Alpine Tunnel Wikipedia

Alpine Tunnel is a 1,772 ft (540 m) narrow gauge railroad tunnel located east of Pitkin, Colorado on the former Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad route from Denver to GunnisonAt an elevation of 11,523 feet (3,512 m), it was the first tunnel constructed through the Continental Divide in Colorado, and according to the US Forest Service "remains the highest railroad tunnel and the

Alpine Tunnel Historic District | Articles | Colorado

The Alpine Tunnel remained in operation until 1910 Today the Tunnel District draws hikers, snowshoers, and campers with the promise of scenic backcountry adventures An IllFated Rail Venture Begun in January 1880 and completed in July 1881, the Alpine Tunnel became the first to bore through Colorado’s portion of the Continental Divide But

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30/11/2015· A Colorado resident named Bill Turner recalls entering the tunnel in 1923 Dow Helmers recorded Bill in Historic Alpine Tunnel stating that the east “tunnel entrance was pretty well iced up [However, he] climbed over the ice and found, after the first fifty feet or so, that the tunnel was in excellent condition”

Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad Wikipedia

The Denver, South Park, and Pacific Railroad (later called the Denver, Leadville and Gunnison Railway) was a historic 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge railroad that operated in Colorado in the western United States in the late 19th century The railroad opened up the first rail routes to a large section of the central Colorado mining district in the decades of the mineral boom

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The Alpine Tunnel Historic District consists of a two hundred foot wide right of way along thirteen miles of original Denver, South Park and Pacific railbed between the town sites of Quartz (in Gunnison County) and Hancock (in Chaffee County) The District consists of property located on the Gunnison National Forest and the San Isabel National

Hancock Pass and the Alpine Tunnel

Denver, Leadville & Gunnison Railroad coming through the Alpine Tunnel in about 1910 Situated about 18 miles southwest of Buena Vista, Colorado is the historic narrow gauge railroad Alpine Tunnel Once the highest railroad tunnel in the world, at an altitude of 11,523 feet, it was the first tunnel to be built through the Continental Divide

Alpine Tunnel Trail Colorado | AllTrails

Alpine Tunnel Trail is a 56 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Nathrop, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail

8 of Colorado's Coolest Tunnels | OutThere Colorado

20/04/2018· Twin tunnels on I70, these tunnels were renamed to honor veterans in April of 2015 8 Alpine Tunnel Alpine Tunnel Photo Credit: Tim Dennehey (wikimedia) East of Pitkin, Colorado, this tunnel formerly housed a narrowgauge railroad According to the US Forest Service, it is still the highest railroad tunnel in North America It was built

Tunnel Road Damage PitkinNews

An avalanche has caused significant damage to a section of the Alpine Tunnel Road Following the early February snowstorm a number of naturally triggered avalanches occurred in the area beyond Sherrod Loop The largest avalanche, located on the major rock slide in the vicinity of the old town of Woodstock, damaged a section of the palisade wall

Saint Elmo to the Alpine Tunnel Mountain Bike Guide St

Saint Elmo to the Alpine Tunnel follows the old Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad grade from the ghost town of Saint Elmo to the Alpine Tunnel, one of the great railroad engineering feats of the late 19th Century The tunnel entrance has collapsed, but the gently climbing rail bed leads you on a tour of the old west, past mining buildings and the townsite of Hancock

Alpine Tunnel ATV riding area

Alpine Tunnel trail starts just outside of the town of Pitkin Colorado but can also be accessed from the Taylor Park area via Cumberland Pass or from St Elmo via Hancock Pass This is most likely the most historical trail in the state that ATV's, Dirt bikes and Jeeps can use The trail follows along the old railroad grade that leads to the

Hancock Pass and Alpine Tunnel OHV Trail Colorado

Hancock Pass and Alpine Tunnel OHV Trail is a 142 mile lightly trafficked pointtopoint trail located near Monarch, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate The trail is primarily used for camping and off road driving and is best used from May until

Hagerman Tunnel Loop Mountain Biking Guide Buena

Hagerman Tunnel feels incredibly impressive as it’s one of the few original railroad tunnels not totally caved in The mouth of the tunnel feels cold and dark with about 3 feet of ice inside This may be the best ride in the Leadville area Trailhead Access: Drive 35 miles south of Leadville on US 24 and turn right (west) on Colorado Highway

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