My Short Line Albums
Last updated: 15 May, 2016 12:50

 

(Newest scan/upload on top of list below)

  • [25.03.2018] - Cripple Creek Short Line Related Postcards
    This Album is a collection of Postcard Views showing scenes from either along the Cripple Creek Short Line railroad, or from inside the District where the Short Line grade is part of the image, or in other ways linked to the image. All postcards are from my collection.
  • [19.02.2018] - A Picture Story of The Cripple Creek Trip; Ca.1916 [Dark Green Coverframe]

    This Book is in good shape, hardly any tearing, but some color loss on the paper covers and some blemishes, and bruises, some of the folded images in the back has some extra folds to them, but overall this is looking great to be that old! There are 88 pages inclusive the cover, and there are 77 images in it, plus the front and back cover is also images but they appear on the inside so is not counted. Most of the images are from along the Short Line, but there are also several from the District itself. Book is not dated, but on a text on the back of the book there is mentioned of by the close of 1915 the production is over $350,000,000 in gold since the start.

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday, by browsing these images, as I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find! smile Just sorry I can't show fully the book as my scanner was not able to bring forward the part where the book was stapled and bound, hence the gray areas.

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  • [16.06.2016] - O'er Canon and Crag to the Land of Gold [ca 1905]

    This brochure is mostly in a good shape, but has some wear and stains to the covers and some inside. The inside is in quite good order other vise, but there is some staining going through several pages and some rust around the staples, visible on the middle pages.

    This is an old souvenir brochure, possible from around 1905 as there is a text mention that "by the closing of the year 1904", but no publishing info is given. It has 13 B/W images, including one ad like of the Observation Car used on all Trains. It's about the trip along The Short Line (Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District Railway, C.S. & C.C.D. Ry.). There is no views from inside the Cripple Creek District. Has some unusual folding and use of two pages views in between, quite a nice folder actually!

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [17.05.2016] - Cripple Creek Short Line Trip "The Trip that Bankrupts the English Language"

    Folder is in good shape, except it is quite stained, but the paper is firmly connected at the fold. It is an old small folder with a Timetable at front, a map over two pages inside showing the route of the Short Line and the Automobile Route going around way up north, and some text on the backside. Dating is hard, seller said around 1917 as other stuff he had was dated then. F.C. Matthews is listed as General Freight and Passenger Agent at the backside, trying to sell the trip along The Short Line (Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District Railway, C.S. & C.C.D. Ry.)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [14.05.2016] - Cripple Creek Short Line - Through the Heart of the Rockies into the Land of Gold

    Folder is in good shape, all pages is firmly connected to each other. It is an old souvenir folder with hand colored pictures from various years. Folder it self dates to 1914 as per info in it about Jesse Waters as president and F.C. Matthews as general passenger agent. The only years these two men served together in those capacities was 1914. It's about the trip along The Short Line (Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District Railway, CS&CCDRy) but includes some scenes from inside the Cripple Creek District.

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [16.04.2016] - Itineraries for One Day's Sightseeing at Colorado Springs and Manitou

    This small book is mostly in good shape, but it has some tears along the edges of the paper, also some normal folding marks can be found on it. It may at some time have had a cover, hard to tell. It is an old textual folder from around late 1910/15's I think, and was probably published by the Short Line Railroad.

    It has 35 various trip examples around Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs, all of those includes a Short Line railroad trip to Cripple Creek District. Folder itself includes 2 images & a Contour map of the railroad trip to Summit.

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [16.04.2016] - The Cripple Creek Short Line Trip is the Most Wonderful Sight-Seeing Trip in America [California Expositions edition]

    The folder is in mostly good shape, but have a small tear at the folding part on the lower 1/6th part. It is an old souvenir folder with hand colored pictures from somewhere between, oh, I would guess 1904 to 1915.

    It mention the famous article by Julian Street about Cripple Creek, at the end of November 1914, and is addressing people going to the California Expositions to also stop by and take in the Short Line trip, and that dates this folder to 1915.

    It has 3 maps in it showing the route in more or less artistic views, also has 12 pictures where 9 of them is more or less in the area around Rock Creek and St. Peter's. Then 3 more is from the District it self with 1 of Altman and the other two on the west slope of Bull Hill showing a shot down towards the gulch where the Economic Mill was, and the other shows mines at this side of Bull Hill.

    But, it is really about the trip along The Short Line (Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District Railway, C.S. & C.C.D. Ry.). I have same folder already (uploaded 01.02.2006) - but as this folder talks about the California Expositions, and the other do not, I figured it was worth showing as it makes them into two different folders. animated smile

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [13.06.2015] - Detailed Perspective MAP of the Corley Mountain Highway Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek

    This old brochure/folder is in good shape. It is focusing on showing the Route of the Corley Mountain Highway through a map over four panels, while the other 4 panels is having some images of the trip along the old Short Line road, now converted into a toll road for automobiles, dated somewhere after 1920. It also have text describing Seven Different Trip Suggestions to include in the Corley Mountain Highway, in additional to some info.

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was quite fun when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [15.06.2014] - The "Short Line" trip to Cripple Creek - Through the Heart of the Rockies into the Land of Gold. [Duplicate Folder]

    The folder is in good shape. It is an old souvenir folder with B&W pictures from somewhere between, oh, I would guess 1904 to 1915.

    Back panel is marked "The Smith-Brooks Press Denver" which I assume is the printing place. The text part mention F.C. Matthews as the General Passenger Agent, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

    Counting the Front and Back panels there are 10 images included, 2 is of the artistic type showing exaggerated scenes at Point Sublime and Rock Creek. It also has 2 views from the District it self with 1 being of Anaconda before the fire of 1904, and 1 dark sun type of scene from Gold Hill - only really showing the sky. Rest is standard scenes along the Short Line.

    Folder is as all similar folders, really about the trip along The Short Line (Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District Railway, C.S. & C.C.D. Ry.)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [24.04.2014] - Round-Up of the Antlered Herd, Colorado, July 1906 - O'er Canon and Crag to the Land of Gold

    This is an old souvenir brochure, published in July 1906 in relationship to a Annual Meeting of the Elks in Denver. There are many views along the Short Line in Black & White, but also a few scenes in regards to the Elks House in Colorado Springs. Also includes some images from a earlier Elks trip in 1905.

    It's about the trip along The Short Line (Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District Railway, C.S. & C.C.D. Ry.), but while there are no images, there are some text regarding the Cripple Creek District.

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a joy when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [10.04.2014] - The "Short Line" trip to Cripple Creek - Through the Heart of the Rockies into the Land of Gold.

    The folder is in mostly good shape, but have two panels separated from the others, and the rest has tape to hold them together for the most part. It is an old souvenir folder with B&W pictures from somewhere between, oh, I would guess 1904 to 1915.

    Back panel has it marked "The Smith-Brooks Press Denver" which I assume is the printing place. The text part mention F.C. Matthews as the General Passenger Agent, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

    Counting the Front and Back panels there are 8 images included, 2 is of the artistic type showing exaggerated scenes at Point Sublime and Rock Creek. It also has 2 views from the District it self with 1 being of Anaconda before the fire of 1904, and 1 dark sun type of scene from Gold Hill - only really showing the sky. Rest is standard scenes along the Short Line

    Folder is as all similar really about the trip along The Short Line (Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District Railway, C.S. & C.C.D. Ry.)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [15.06.2013] - O'er Canon and Crag to the Land of Gold [ca 1903]

    This is Great Shape. It is an old souvenir brochure with Black & White pictures (scanned in color) from around early 1900, published around 1903 as some text in it mentions the closing of the year 1902. It's about the trip along The Short Line (Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District Railway, CS & CCDRy) and includes some scenes from inside the Cripple Creek District.

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a joy when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [17.02.2013] - Folding Post Card - Cripple Creek Short Line, Colo. (1)

    Folder is in good shape. It is an old souvenir folder with hand colored pictures from somewhere between, oh, I would guess 1893 to 1915 due to the fact there is one very early picture and the folder is mailed in 1915 so no images can have been photographed after then.

    First 10 images is mainly about a trip along the Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District Railway, C.S. & C.C.D. Ry. - or better known as The Short Line, but includes some scenes from Colorado Springs area, inside the Cripple Creek District and what I liked most, three scenes along the Phantom Canyon Route of the Florence & Cripple Creek (F. & C.C.)!

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a great joy when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [12.02.2013] - The Cripple Creek Trip - Through the Heart of the Rockies into the Land of Gold (2)

    This folder is starting to separate the papers, but so far it is all connected and folds out into a long strip of paper. The Back image at bottom is marked with The Smith-Brooks Press Denver which I assume is the one who did the image work. Inside a piece of text reference a F.C. Matthews, who is the General Passenger Agent for the Short Line at the time of printing of this folder.

    The Folder it self deals mainly with sights along the Short Line and some info, but there is a couple of views from inside the District. Very hard to date it though, someone said around 1910-1920, I really can't tell as images are reused all the time.

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a joy when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [06.02.2013] - The Cripple Creek Trip - Through the Heart of the Rockies into the Land of Gold

    This folder has one loose page, the front has separated from the rest of the paper strips which folds out into a long strip of paper. The Front image at bottom is marked with The Williamson-Haffner Engraving Co., Denver which I assume is the one who did the image work. Inside a piece of text reference a F.C. Matthews, who is the General Passenger Agent for the Short Line at the time of printing of this folder.

    The Folder it self deals mainly with sights along the Short Line and some info, but there is a couple of views from inside the District.

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a joy when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [04.02.2013] - Official Souvenir Folding PostCard - Cripple Creek Short Line Scenic Trip

    The folder is in good shape, no loose parts, no missing bits or anything like that, some wrinkles but it is old so that is expected. This is an old souvenir folder with hand colored pictures dating from I would guess, 1900 to maybe as old as 1915.

    It's mainly about a trip along the Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District Railway, C.S. & C.C.D. Ry. - or better known as just The Short Line. But, it also includes many scenes from inside the Cripple Creek District. Most of those views are views that could be seen more or less aboard a Short Line train or the Trolley ride in the District.

    You get to see fantastic views if you look beyond the fact this is early coloring and printed views whose quality is not up to the standards we are used with today, and views we never will ever experience again, especially inside the Cripple Creek District!

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a joy when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [27.03.2009] - Wonderful Scenery and Precious Gold - The Worlds Grandest One Day Trip

    The folder is in good shape, but it has the normal folding marks on it. It is an old souvenir brochure, quite similar to one I have in Black & White, but published a few years later from what I gather.

    It has 21 colored images from old times, probably around 1907 based on pictures. It's about the trip along The Short Line (Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District Railway, C.S. & C.C.D. Ry.) and includes some scenes from inside the Cripple Creek District.

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a great joy when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [28.12.2006] - Corley Mountain Highway - Souvenir Folder - The trip that bankrupts the English language

    Folder is partly damaged, the back lacks the upper part for the flap, one sheet holding two images - one on each side - lacks a corner, but other then that, it is in good shape, all the paper stick together as it should.

    It is an old souvenir folder with hand colored pictures from somewhere around early 1920's I would guess. It's about the then new toll road on the former railroad grade of The Short Line (Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District Railway, C.S. & C.C.D. Ry.)

    It was converted into a toll road called Corley Mountain Highway soon after the railroad gave up. It includes some scenes from inside the Cripple Creek District, dating back to better times when railroads was running...

    ----- From the folder it self -----

    Under an arrangement with the Government, the roadbed that was formerly the Cripple Creek Short Line Railroad, has now been converted into a splendid scenic automobile road.

    The Highway is 18 miles in length and reaches an altitude of 10,000 feet at the summit. The return trip may be made over the same route, or a person can continue into the wonderful Cripple Creek mining region and return over the famous Ute Pass automobile road.

    The grade is uniform throughout, never exceeding a maximum of 4 per cent, or that of any ordinary city street. The road having been originally constructed to bear heavy mountain locomotives and trainloads of gold ore from the Cripple Creek district, there are no sharp curves, and the tunnels, embankments and bridges are large and substantial.

    The beauty, grandeur and variety of the view that unfolds like a panorama during a ride over this unique highway are almost beyond description. The road passes over the broad face of a great mountain chain, giving an unobstructed view of the prairie below as though seen from an airship.

    There are also many tunnels bored through solid granite piercing the very heart of the mountain.

    The highway passes through the Pike National Forest which contains many natural beauty spots providing splendid places for picnics and inviting the visitor to stroll amid the most pleasant surroundings.

    Cool breezes, sweet with the scent of pines and musical with the whisperings of the woods, bright wild-flowers or gorgeous colorings of rocks and foliage, are invigorating and restful.

    Any motorist may drive his car over this highway with perfect safety. Experience in mountain travel is entirely unnecessary, nor will there be the slightest strain or injury to his car.

    For those desiring such service there are numerous sight-seeing automobiles which make a specialty of this trip.

    Theodore Roosevelt made a trip over this road at the opening of the Short Line Railroad and coined the expression: "The trip that bankrupts the English Language," and the opinion of this noted traveler and nature-lover has been confirmed by many others who took the trip during the years that the famous railroad was operating over this wonderful scenic route.

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a great joy when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [02.02.2006] - The Cripple Creek Trip - One of the most wonderful and grandest railroads in the world

    The folder seems to be in a pretty good shape. It is an old souvenir folder with B&W pictures from somewhere around 1904 due to the use of the picture showing the Prince Hohenloe and Party making an underground trip. This as the Prince Hohenloe was visiting Colorado and Cripple Creek in 1904, making this folder at least from 1904 or newer.

    It has 2 maps in it showing the route in more or less artistic views, but it also has 10 pictures along the route and in the Cripple Creek District it self.

    The image with the Prince in it was a very big surprise for me, and one that I really loved!!

    I hope you also enjoy these pictures, because I mostly do. I'm very happy to have this as part of my collection, and now shared here for you all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [02.02.2006] - The Corley Mountain Highway - Colorado Springs, Colorado

    This old brochure/folder is in good shape. It is describing the trip up the old Short Line road, now converted into a toll road for automobiles, dated somewhere after 1920. It have pictures on each of the 6 pages, together with a small map and quite lot of text and info.

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was quite fun when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [01.02.2006] - The Cripple Creek Short Line Trip is the Most Wonderful Sight-Seeing Trip in America

    The folder is in mostly good shape, but have some extra folding marks, and starting to tear at the folding. It is an old souvenir folder with hand colored pictures from somewhere between, oh, I would guess 1904 to 1915.

    It mention the famous article by Julian Street about Cripple Creek, and that dates this folder to after end of November 1914.

    It has 3 maps in it showing the route in more or less artistic views, also has 12 pictures where 9 of them is more or less in the area around Rock Creek and St. Peter's. Then 3 more is from the District it self with 1 of Altman and the other two on the west slope of Bull Hill showing a shot down towards the gulch where the Economic Mill was, and the other shows mines at this side of Bull Hill.

    But, it is really about the trip along The Short Line (Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District Railway, C.S. & C.C.D. Ry.)

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a great joy when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [31.10.2005] - Folding Post Card - Cripple Creek Short Line, Colo. (2)

    This folder is in very good shape. It is an old souvenir folder with hand colored pictures, date unknown. I would guess somewhere between 1910 to 1919.

    It is suppose to be about The Short Line (Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District Railway, C.S. & C.C.D. Ry.), but it includes many scenes from Cheyenne Canon near Colorado Springs, and also includes some scenes from inside the Cripple Creek District.

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a great joy when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [08.06.2004] - A Pictorial Souvenir - Scenes Along The Short Line - Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek

    The folder is in bad shape. Both the Front and Back are loose from the staples, but also some more of the pages are coming loose, and it has some hefty folding marks on it.

    It is an old souvenir brochure with Black & White pictures (scanned in color) from an unknown time, probably around 1904 based on pictures. It's about the trip along The Short Line (Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District Railway, CS & CCDRy) and includes some scenes from inside the Cripple Creek District.

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a joy when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [22.04.2004] - O'er Canon and Crag to the Land of Gold - 1904, Series 3

    This book is in bad shape as all the pages are loose, and at least one of the images has become loose on the page it was clued into. The string tying the pages together is still there as a green string, but the pages has separated them self from the binding completely and many of the pages has fragile ends that breaks loose bits of paper here and there.

    But, the views them self are just like they where when new, no harm has been done to them over the 100+ years that has passed since this was published back in 1904 or so.

    As in the words of those who published this book:"The beautiful and artistic colored views embraced in this folio are photographic reproductions of the principal points of scenic grandeur on the trip from Colorado Springs to the Cripple Creek Gold Camp, over America's most famous Mountain Highway back in the days, The Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District Railway, more familiarly known as The Short Line".

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a joy when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [22.04.2004] - Folding Post Card - Cripple Creek Short Line

    This Folder is in a not to bad shape, the inside has the strips of images separated from the first which is clued in, there is old tape residue after an old fix no longer working between image nos. 1 & 2, other then that the images are hanging together.

    It is an old souvenir folder with hand colored pictures, published date is unknown. I would guess somewhere between 1910 to 1919.

    The images varies from about 1892/93 for one and up to possible about 1910 I think for the latest one, real hard to tell for sure. Being a advertisement from the Short Line is has the most common views from that railroad, but there are many views from inside the Cripple Creek District too, and a couple of Colorado Springs views as well.

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a joy when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

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