To request editing rights on the Wiki, click here.

Changes

Jump to navigation Jump to search

Denver and Rio Grande Railroad

3,542 bytes added, 23 August
m
Colorado Historical Records: removed break
''{{breadcrumb| link1=[[United StatesGenealogy|United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]]  | link2=[[United States Migration Internal|Migration]]  | link3=[[Image:Gotoarrow-kellyUS_Migration_Trails_and_Roads|U.S.pngMigration Trails and Roads]]  | link4=| link5=[[US Migration RailroadsDenver and Rio Grande Railroad|Railroads]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]]  Denver and Rio Grande Railroad '' ]]}}
[[Image:Denver and Rio Grande RR in Royal Gorge.jpg|right|File:Denver and Rio Grande RR in Royal Gorge.jpg]] The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad&nbsp;, also operating under the names of Denver & Rio Grande (Colorado, 1870-1923), Denver & Rio Grande Western Railway (Utah only, 1881-1889), and Rio Grande Western (Utah only, 1889-1908), operated from 1870 to 1988 and was principally a transcontinental bridge between Denver and Salt Lake City, and but also extended into New Mexico. The rail line carried much of the coal and minerals of the region. In 1988 as part of a purchase, it merged with the Southern Pacific. Today, most former D and &RGW main lines are owned and operated by the Union Pacific Railroad. <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denver_and_Rio_Grande_Western_Railroad (accessed 11 February 2014).</ref>
<br>
<br> [[Image:Denver and Rio Grande Western System Map.PNG|File:Denver and Rio Grande Western System Map.PNG]]<br>
'''Route map for the Denver and & Rio Grande Railroad'''
== Settlers and Stations ==
The Denver & Rio Grande Western constructed its routes to tap two main industries: agriculture and mining. Settlers were attracted to nearby communities because the railroads provided access to employment and markets. Railroads encouraged settlement along their routes to help increase the need for their service. If an ancestor settled near a railroad, you may be able to trace their place of origin back to another place along the tracks. For the D&RGW, this list also shows communities that had important mines. <br>
=== Depots and Stations (Partial List) <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "List of Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad lines" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Denver_and_Rio_Grande_Western_Railroad_lines (accessed 11 February 2014).</ref> ===
<div style="column-count:4; column-gap:20px; -moz-column-count:4; -moz-column-gap:20px; -webkit-column-count:4; -webkit-column-gap:20px;">
===== '''Colorado''' =====
'''Denver '''<br> Alamo<br> Alamosa<br> Anthracite<br> Antonito<br> Aspen<br> Baldwin<br> Blende<br> Bond<br> Boncarbo<br> Calumet<br> Canon City<br> Capers<br> Carbon Junction <br>Castle Rock<br> Castleton<br> Coal Creek<br> Colorado Springs<br> Craig<br> Creede <br>Crested Butte<br> Cuchara Junction<br> Delta <br> Dotsero<br> Douglas<br> Durango<br> Engleville <br> Englewood<br> Energy<br> Florence <br> Fort Logan<br> Gato<br> Glenwood Springs<br> Grand Junction<br> Gunnison<br> Hathaway<br> Hitchens<br> Ibex<br> Kubler<br> La Veta<br> Lake City<br> Leadville<br> Lehigh<br> Mayne<br> Mesa Verde<br> Minnequa<br> Monson<br> Montrose<br> Mustang<br> Newcomb<br> Oak Creek<br> Ojo<br> Oliver<br> Orestod<br> Orient<br> Ouray<br> Manitou<br> Pagosa Springs<br> Pandora<br> Parkdale<br> Parlin<br> Pictou<br> Pueblo<br> Quartz<br> Rouse<br> Salida<br> Sapinero<br> Silverton<br> Somerset<br> Tropic<br> Vasquez <br> Villa Grove<br> Walsenburg<br> Winter Park<br>
===== '''New Mexico''' =====
'''Santa Fe'''<br> Chama<br> Farmington <br> Gallinas<br> La Madera<br> Lumberton<br> Taos Junction<br> Tierra Amarilla
===== <br> '''Utah''' =====
'''Salt Lake City'''<br> American Fork<br> Aurora<br> Bacchus<br> Barton<br> Bingham<br> Burgin<br> Castilla<br> Castle Gate<br> Cedar<br> Charleston<br> Cisco<br> Clear Creek<br> Clearfield<br> Colton (Pleasant Valley Junction)<br> Columbia Junction<br> Copperton<br> Cox<br> Cuprum<br> Detour<br> Dividend (Iron King)<br> Elberta<br> Elsinore<br> Ephraim<br> Eureka<br> Fairview<br> Farmington<br> Farnsworth<br> Floy<br> Garfield<br> Geneva<br> Gillully<br> Goshen<br> Green River<br> Gunnison<br> Heber<br> Helper<br> Hill Top<br> Holloway<br> Hooper<br> Indianola<br> Kaysville<br> Keigley<br> Kenilworth<br> Kyune<br> Laguna<br> Lark<br> Layton<br> Lehi<br> Magna<br> Mammoth<br> Manti<br> Mapleton<br> Marysvale<br> Mesa<br> Midvale<br> Mill Fork<br> Moroni<br> Mounds<br> Mount Pleasant<br> Murray<br> Mutual<br> Nephi<br> Nioche<br> Ogden<br> Olmstead<br> Orem<br> Park City<br> Payson<br> Pearl<br> Penitentiary<br> Potash<br> Price<br> Provo<br> Rains<br> Richfield<br> Riverton<br> Roper<br> Roy<br> Sagers<br> Salina<br> Sandy<br> Santaquin<br> Scofield<br> Sego<br> Sigurd<br> Silver City<br> Soldier Summit <br> Spanish Fork<br> Springville<br> Standardville<br> Sterling<br> Sugarhouse<br> Sunnyside<br> Thistle<br> Thompson Springs (Thompsons)<br> Tucker<br> Vivian Park<br> Wallsburg<br> Wash<br> Wasatch<br> Welby<br> Wellington<br> Westwater<br> Winter Quarters<br> Woods Cross<br> Woodside
<br>
</div> == Record Locations ==Records for the D&RGW are scattered among holding institutions across its route, including but not limited to:<br>*[[Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library]] Special Collections (Provo, Utah)<br>*Colorado Railroad Museum (Golden, Colorado)<br>*[[Denver Public Library]] (Denver, Colorado)<br>*History Colorado (Denver, Colorado)<br>*[[Utah State Historical Society]] (Salt Lake City, Utah)<br>*Western Mining & Railway Museum (Helper, Utah)<br> The principal repositories for the records of the D&RGW are the Colorado Railroad Museum, the [[Colorado Historical Society|History Colorado]], formerly called the Colorado Historical Society, and the [[Denver Public Library]]. Other repositories that have some records about this rail line are the Utah State Historical Society, the Rio Grande Modeling & Historical Society, the Pikes Peak library, Colorado College, and Fort Lewis College. <ref>Hansen, Holly T, compiler. <i>The Directory of North American Railroads, Associations, Societies, Archives, Libraries, and Museums, and Their Collections </i>.Croydon, Utah; HT Holly Research Services: 1999.</ref><br>  == Colorado Historical Records == [[Colorado Historical Society|History Colorado]]’s holdings for the D&RGW include a manuscript collection, a photography collection, artifacts, and maps. <br>  === Manuscripts === The manuscript collection, MSS 513, is probably the most substantial at about 195 linear feet in size. The finding aid for this collection is available on their [http://www.historycolorado.org/researchers/manuscript-finding-aids website]. This finding aid describes the contents of the collection folder by folder. The majority of the collection is financial and legal records, but it also includes some personnel information, promotion, and other types of materials. The personnel records do not include records for each year, and several of the rosters will only list agents, bosses, and supervisors rather than a full roster of all employees. <ref name="email">email from reference librarian at History Colorado, (received January 30, 2014).</ref><br>
''' Utah State Historical Society '''*[http://utah.polarislibrary.com/search/title.aspx?ctx=18.1033.0.0.5&pos= Record Locations 1 Denver & Rio Grande Railway Company Payroll Ledgers, 1889-1919] *[https://heritage.utah.gov/history/utah-state-history-digital-collections Digital Collections Denver & Rio Grande Western Railway Payroll Ledgers, 1889-1919] === Photographs ==The inventory for their photography collection is available [http://www.historycolorado.org/researchers/drg-photographs online]. The photographs themselves are available to view in person at the History Colorado library; the photographs have not yet been digitized.&nbsp;<ref name="email" /><br>
The principal repository for the records of the D and RGW is [[Colorado Historical Society|History Colorado]], formerly called the Colorado Historical Society. Other repositories that have some records about this rail line are the Utah State Historical Society, the Pikes Peak library, Colorado College, and Fort Lewis College. <br> === Maps ===
== History Colorado Historical Recordshas some plat maps attributed to the railroad, but this is not a comprehensive collection of settlements near D&RGW depots. To find these maps, search the [http://www.historycolorado.org/researchers/library-catalog library catalog]. To go directly to the D&RG maps, try a Subject search for the term "Denver and Rio Grande Railway Company--Maps." There may also be maps included within the manuscript collection, and those will be noted on the manuscript finding aid. &nbsp;<brref name="email" /> ==
[[Colorado Historical Society|History Colorado]]’s holdings for the D and RGW include a manuscript collection, a photography collection, artifacts, and maps. <br>
=== Manuscripts<br> Online Sources ===
The manuscript collection, MSS 513, is probably the most substantial at about 195 linear feet in size. The finding aid for this collection is available on their website at http*[https://www.historycoloradorgmhs.org/researchers/manuscript-finding-aids. This finding aid describes the contents of the collection folder by folder. The majority of the collection is financial and legal records, but it also includes some personnel information, promotion, and other types of materials. The personnel records do not include records for each year, and several of the rosters will only list agents, bosses, and supervisors rather than a full roster of all employees.<br> Rio Grande Modeling & Historical Society]
=== Photographs<br> ===*[http://utahrails.net/drgw/rg-index.php UtahRails] D&RGW History Index
The inventory for their photography collection is available online at *[http://wwwdrgw.historycolorado.orgnet/researchers/drg-photographsdrgw. The photographs themselves are available net] Dedicated to view in person at Presenting and Preserving the History Colorado library; of the photographs have not yet been digitized.<br> Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
History Colorado has some plat maps attributed to the railroad, but this is not comprehensive collection of settlements near D and RG depots. To find these maps, search the library catalog, online at http*[https://wwwdonstrack.historycoloradosmugmug.orgcom/researchersUtahRails/library-catalog. To cut right to the Maps UtahRails Scanned D and RG &RGW maps] Includes system maps, try a Subject search for the term "Denver and Rio Grande Railway Company--Maps." There may also be industry maps included within the manuscript collection, and those will be noted on the manuscript finding aid. <br> station maps
=== Maps<br> References ===
History Colorado has some plat maps attributed to the railroad, but this is not a comprehensive collection of settlements near D and RG depots. To find these maps, search the library catalog, online at http://www.historycolorado.org/researchers/library-catalog. To go directly to the D and RG maps, try a Subject search for the term "Denver and Rio Grande Railway Company--Maps." There may also be maps included within the manuscript collection, and those will be noted on the manuscript finding aid. <br> {{reflist}}
[[Category:United_States_Migration_Internal]] [[Category:US_Migration_Railroads]][[Category: ColoradoMigration Routes]][[Category: New MexicoMigration Routes]]
Moderator, Reviewer, editor, pagecreator
6,531
edits

Navigation menu