[Empty Ore Car in Mexico]

Description

Porter Locomotive No. 4, type 0-6-4T heads an empty ore train, enroute from the smelter in Chihuahua City to the mines at Santa Eulalia, Mexico on the 30-inch gauge El Potosi Industrial and Chihuahua Railroad in June 1922. On the mountain side in the background are steel towers supporting an aerial tramway, which had recently been completed for transporting ore from the mine to a reduction mill.

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1 photographic print, b&w : 8 in. x 10 in.

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Blanton, Bert C. June 1922.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2007 and was provided by Museum of the American Railroad to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 131 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Museum of the American Railroad

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Porter Locomotive No. 4, type 0-6-4T heads an empty ore train, enroute from the smelter in Chihuahua City to the mines at Santa Eulalia, Mexico on the 30-inch gauge El Potosi Industrial and Chihuahua Railroad in June 1922. On the mountain side in the background are steel towers supporting an aerial tramway, which had recently been completed for transporting ore from the mine to a reduction mill.

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1 photographic print, b&w : 8 in. x 10 in.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2007

The 2007 edition of Rescuing Texas History brings together photographs, postcards, letters, and more to give a glimpse into the rich history of the state.

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  • June 1922

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  • Sept. 28, 2007, 4:48 p.m.

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  • Aug. 2, 2012, 5:02 p.m.

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Blanton, Bert C. [Empty Ore Car in Mexico], photograph, June 1922; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28638/: accessed January 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Museum of the American Railroad.