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Chicago Tunnel [aka Chicago and Cripple Creek Tunnel]
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This page has a total of 5 images, as of 24.09.2022 (21:39:17).
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This view is looking down Poverty Gulch across the Short Line Trestle/Bridge No. 44-A that spanned the Gulch when they built their mainline down Globe & Gold Hill in 1901. This trestle crossed the original High Line that was running up Poverty Gulch, as seen here, and also climbed Globe & Gold Hill, outside the view at left except what appears to be a cut in upper left corner in this image here. As the Short Line grade was electrified, the need to keep the steep line in the gulch is no longer there and it is closed by March 1903 and the trestle saw both Steam Trains and Trolley across it till the Trolley system was abandoned, Short Line had already shut down.
  About center of the view the Chicago Tunnel, also known as the Chicago & Cripple Creek Tunnel, is seen with its large dump area as it digs further into Globe Hill here, this tunnel would extend all the way to Ironclad Hill and the Plymouth Rock Mine.
  In the background top, about 1/9 down and about 2/5 in from left-hand side the large Shaft House of the Moon-Anchor Mine can be picked out, but only barely as no details can be found in this view. But it helps put the knowledge it is Gold Hill in the background.
   There is one Shaft house, or possible two Shaft houses, seen about 1/3 down from top and nearly 2/5 in from right-hand side, that is so far still a mystery to me as there are several claims there those can be part of, but I know the Blue Chime, Clayton E. and T.E.M.O.M.J. lode claims was in this area so I assume it is one of those, but I do not know as per today so I dare not say so and so.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.10.2021 (09:37:25)
Title on Image:
Short Line Trestle Across Poverty Gulch, Gold Hill in Background
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This view is looking down Poverty Gulch across the Short Line Trestle/Bridge No. 44-A that spanned the Gulch when they built their mainline down Globe & Gold Hill in 1901. This trestle crossed the original High Line that was running up Poverty Gulch, as seen here, and also climbed Globe & Gold Hill, outside the view at left except what appears to be a cut in upper left corner in this image here. As the Short Line grade was electrified, the need to keep the steep line in the gulch is no longer there and it is closed by March 1903 and the trestle saw both Steam Trains and Trolley across it till the Trolley system was abandoned, Short Line had already shut down.
graphic for visual presentation of text About center of the view the Chicago Tunnel, also known as the Chicago & Cripple Creek Tunnel, is seen with its large dump area as it digs further into Globe Hill here, this tunnel would extend all the way to Ironclad Hill and the Plymouth Rock Mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the background top, about 1/9 down and about 2/5 in from left-hand side the large Shaft House of the Moon-Anchor Mine can be picked out, but only barely as no details can be found in this view. But it helps put the knowledge it is Gold Hill in the background.
graphic for visual presentation of text There is one Shaft house, or possible two Shaft houses, seen about 1/3 down from top and nearly 2/5 in from right-hand side, that is so far still a mystery to me as there are several claims there those can be part of, but I know the Blue Chime, Clayton E. and T.E.M.O.M.J. lode claims was in this area so I assume it is one of those, but I do not know as per today so I dare not say so and so.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 56 in a book named A Picture Story of The Cripple Creek Trip [Dark Green Coverframe]. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 56; A Picture Story of The Cripple Creek Trip [Dark Green Coverframe] - Published in 1916.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01719
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#419]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#419
This is a view up Poverty Gulch showing the Trolley Car named 'Evelyn', No. 1 car of the Cripple Creek District Railway, climbing the 7.5% grade, passing the ore house of the Chicago Tunnel. Photo taken no later than summer of 1899 due to this picture appeared in ''The Engineering Magazine'' for September 1899.
   This section of track in Poverty Gulch was built in 1897 (between April and December). Track abandoned 1903 as it was rerouted to use the Short Line mainline higher up the hill at right, removing a grade of up to 7.5%!!
   The first four cars built for the line were named instead of numbered, but got numbers later, Evelyn was No. 1. The Gold King Mine sits high on the slope of Tenderfoot Hill, seen about 1/4 down from top and 1/4 in from left-hand side. In the foreground right, the Chicago Tunnel, also known as Chicago & Cripple Creek Tunnel, operation is taking place, this tunnel would extend all the way to Ironclad Hill and the Plymouth Rock Mine.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.10.2021 (09:32:35)
Title on Image:
Trolley in Poverty Gulch about 1899, Passing the Ore House of the Chicago Tunnel
Photographer [Date]:
Edgar A. Yelton
Description:
This is a view up Poverty Gulch showing the Trolley Car named 'Evelyn', No. 1 car of the Cripple Creek District Railway, climbing the 7.5% grade, passing the ore house of the Chicago Tunnel. Photo taken no later than summer of 1899 due to this picture appeared in ''The Engineering Magazine'' for September 1899.
graphic for visual presentation of text This section of track in Poverty Gulch was built in 1897 (between April and December). Track abandoned 1903 as it was rerouted to use the Short Line mainline higher up the hill at right, removing a grade of up to 7.5%!!
graphic for visual presentation of text The first four cars built for the line were named instead of numbered, but got numbers later, Evelyn was No. 1. The Gold King Mine sits high on the slope of Tenderfoot Hill, seen about 1/4 down from top and 1/4 in from left-hand side. In the foreground right, the Chicago Tunnel, also known as Chicago & Cripple Creek Tunnel, operation is taking place, this tunnel would extend all the way to Ironclad Hill and the Plymouth Rock Mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs. Cropped, straightened, enhanced version of my 300dpi scan. I did procure the colored edition of this image.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page ?; The Engineering Magazine, September 1899 - Published in 1999.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-02997
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#418]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#418
This view looking up Poverty Gulch is credited to Julia Skolas but has had some text scratched out from the source negative making me wonder if this is one of those she bought the right for from an earlier photographer that I've seen evidence of before.
  It is an earlier view, the original High Line is still running up Poverty Gulch and I see no trace of the still to come Short Line grade up Gold Hill so this dates the view to be from before 1900, and she was not in the area then. Either way, it captures the feel of the area, how mining and living was on top of each other and there are many mines visible, whereas I only have names of a few of them.
   In foreground is the Lillie Mine, then a small windlass type of operation, before Abe Lincoln No. 2 and No. 1 can be picked up on the left side, with the Chicago Tunnel structures seen behind the named Shaft house of Abe Lincoln main shaft. Up to the left of those are the operations on the May Queen lode claim on the left and the Granite Hill lode claim on the right, more behind. Further up the larger Shaft house of the Rebecca Mine with its easy to recognize cupola on the roof is seen, with the C. O. D. Mine to the left hardly visible, and behind the bend at left, outside the view from this angle would the Gold King mine be.
   The Shaft houses at right, about 1/3 from top, I am not certain about as it is so cramped with claims in this area, but I know the Blue Chime, Clayton E. and T.E.M.O.M.J. lode claims was in this area so I assume it is one of those, but I do not know as per today so I dare not say so and so.
   So far, as of Oct. 26, 2021 I know of this view used as 10 postcard editions, where there are slightly differences in each card, from different backside, publisher, or any of the four sides can have variations of a millimeter or more where it is cropped from the source. Also, the coloring, paper quality or darkness in the view helps with differentiation these editions.;
Colored view; print-type, not the best look (this postcard).
B/W; photo-type, great quality look, not dark but a little washed out maybe, and the text put on by Julia Skolas is all visible. But card shows that source image is scratched and damaged a little on left side where the Orehouse of Abe Lincoln is shown.
B/W; photo-type, dark view, 'Poverty' part of text at bottom cut off at bottom of y making 'Gulch' part more or less unreadable. Same damage left side and paper used makes the dark parts dark.
B/W; photo-type, even darker view, hard to make more visible, 'Gulch' part of text at bottom partly cut off but is readable. Same damage left side and paper used makes the dark parts dark.
B/W; photo-type, great quality look, not dark, and the text put on by Julia Skolas is all visible with about text height of space below. Same damage on left side.
Colored view; print-type, not the best look, has a couple of millimeters more view at bottom, compared to my other card.
B/W; photo-type, slightly brighter card, one gets to see some of the details a little better. The text put on by Julia Skolas is all visible with about half text height of space below. Same damage on left side.
B/W; photo-type, card appears washed out somewhat, and paper used makes it appears not as a good quality card. The text put on by Julia Skolas is all visible with about half text height of space below. Same damage on left side, it actually appears to be prominent.
Colored view; print-type, not the best look, colored differently, has a couple of millimeters less view at bottom, and the right, compared to the other cards.
Colored view; print-type, appears to be brighter, maybe the best look, colored differently, and is cut at bottom a couple of millimeters below top of roofline.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.10.2021 (08:53:09)
Title on Image:
Poverty Gulch, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
Description:
This view looking up Poverty Gulch is credited to Julia Skolas but has had some text scratched out from the source negative making me wonder if this is one of those she bought the right for from an earlier photographer that I've seen evidence of before.
graphic for visual presentation of text It is an earlier view, the original High Line is still running up Poverty Gulch and I see no trace of the still to come Short Line grade up Gold Hill so this dates the view to be from before 1900, and she was not in the area then. Either way, it captures the feel of the area, how mining and living was on top of each other and there are many mines visible, whereas I only have names of a few of them.
graphic for visual presentation of text In foreground is the Lillie Mine, then a small windlass type of operation, before Abe Lincoln No. 2 and No. 1 can be picked up on the left side, with the Chicago Tunnel structures seen behind the named Shaft house of Abe Lincoln main shaft. Up to the left of those are the operations on the May Queen lode claim on the left and the Granite Hill lode claim on the right, more behind. Further up the larger Shaft house of the Rebecca Mine with its easy to recognize cupola on the roof is seen, with the C. O. D. Mine to the left hardly visible, and behind the bend at left, outside the view from this angle would the Gold King mine be.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Shaft houses at right, about 1/3 from top, I am not certain about as it is so cramped with claims in this area, but I know the Blue Chime, Clayton E. and T.E.M.O.M.J. lode claims was in this area so I assume it is one of those, but I do not know as per today so I dare not say so and so.
graphic for visual presentation of text So far, as of Oct. 26, 2021 I know of this view used as 10 postcard editions, where there are slightly differences in each card, from different backside, publisher, or any of the four sides can have variations of a millimeter or more where it is cropped from the source. Also, the coloring, paper quality or darkness in the view helps with differentiation these editions.;
graphic for visual presentation of textColored view; print-type, not the best look (this postcard).
graphic for visual presentation of textB/W; photo-type, great quality look, not dark but a little washed out maybe, and the text put on by Julia Skolas is all visible. But card shows that source image is scratched and damaged a little on left side where the Orehouse of Abe Lincoln is shown.
graphic for visual presentation of textB/W; photo-type, dark view, 'Poverty' part of text at bottom cut off at bottom of y making 'Gulch' part more or less unreadable. Same damage left side and paper used makes the dark parts dark.
graphic for visual presentation of textB/W; photo-type, even darker view, hard to make more visible, 'Gulch' part of text at bottom partly cut off but is readable. Same damage left side and paper used makes the dark parts dark.
graphic for visual presentation of textB/W; photo-type, great quality look, not dark, and the text put on by Julia Skolas is all visible with about text height of space below. Same damage on left side.
graphic for visual presentation of textColored view; print-type, not the best look, has a couple of millimeters more view at bottom, compared to my other card.
graphic for visual presentation of textB/W; photo-type, slightly brighter card, one gets to see some of the details a little better. The text put on by Julia Skolas is all visible with about half text height of space below. Same damage on left side.
graphic for visual presentation of textB/W; photo-type, card appears washed out somewhat, and paper used makes it appears not as a good quality card. The text put on by Julia Skolas is all visible with about half text height of space below. Same damage on left side, it actually appears to be prominent.
graphic for visual presentation of textColored view; print-type, not the best look, colored differently, has a couple of millimeters less view at bottom, and the right, compared to the other cards.
graphic for visual presentation of textColored view; print-type, appears to be brighter, maybe the best look, colored differently, and is cut at bottom a couple of millimeters below top of roofline.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00189
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#407]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#407
   This view, looking down Poverty Gulch from a point near the Short Line loop below the Gold King mine, is showing about middle of image the location of the Chicago Tunnel and how it was located below the roadbed of the Short Line climbing Gold hill to the trestle crossing over the original High Line grade up Poverty Gulch, which was passing beside the orehouse and dump grounds of this tunnel mine.
   It helps date this image to be after Short Line opens in 1901, but before the trolley line was re-routed from its original grade to use this trestle them self in 1903 with the closing of the steep grades up Poverty Gulch and the first part of Gold Hill.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.10.2021 (01:05:41)
Title on Image:
Poverty Gulch - Cripple Creek District
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This view, looking down Poverty Gulch from a point near the Short Line loop below the Gold King mine, is showing about middle of image the location of the Chicago Tunnel and how it was located below the roadbed of the Short Line climbing Gold hill to the trestle crossing over the original High Line grade up Poverty Gulch, which was passing beside the orehouse and dump grounds of this tunnel mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text It helps date this image to be after Short Line opens in 1901, but before the trolley line was re-routed from its original grade to use this trestle them self in 1903 with the closing of the steep grades up Poverty Gulch and the first part of Gold Hill.
Image Note:
My Collection; View is from an Early undated Postcard Folder Type of Souvenir.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • no. 9; Postcard Folder showing scenes from the Cripple Creek District; undated - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
A-00328
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#6]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#6
Cripple Creek District Railway Trolley seen passing the ore house of the Chicago Tunnel in Poverty Gulch, taken no later than summer of 1899. This due to this picture appeared in "The Engineering Magazine" for September 1899.
   This section of track in Poverty Gulch was built in 1897 (between April and December). Track abandoned 1903, grade here is 7.5%!!
Media Info Last Updated:
29.10.2021 (21:48:21)
Title on Image:
Trolley Passing Chicago Tunnel in Poverty Gulch
Photographer [Date]:
Edgar A. Yelton
Description:
Cripple Creek District Railway Trolley seen passing the ore house of the Chicago Tunnel in Poverty Gulch, taken no later than summer of 1899. This due to this picture appeared in "The Engineering Magazine" for September 1899.
graphic for visual presentation of text This section of track in Poverty Gulch was built in 1897 (between April and December). Track abandoned 1903, grade here is 7.5%!!
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page ?; The Engineering Magazine; September 1899 - Published in 1899.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00181
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#5]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#5