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Interview with Steve Slater

Interview with Steve Slater conducted 2018-04-18. Slater's relatives on his father's side have been in Colorado for four generations. He moved to Breckenridge in 1965 at 12 years old. His great-grandfather worked on bridges for the Union Pacific Railroad, he was killed in a payroll robbery. Slater's grandfather was a paperboy for the Denver Post.

Men pose by the railroad locomotive stopped at Rocky Point, east of Breckenridge

Denver, Leadville & Gunnison (DL&G) Engine Number 113 pauses on the railroad tracks at Rocky Point cut, above the town of Breckenridge, Colorado, on the way to Boreas Pass and Como. Circa 1889-1899. Railroad workers sit on or stand beside the locomotive's metal frame pilot (also known as a "cowcatcher"). Another man, finely dressed in a suit and bowler hat, stands off to the side with his hands on his hips. The Denver, South Park & Pacific (DSP&P) operated Engine No. 113 from 1885-1889.


Railroad locomotive on Engineer's Curve crossing Barney Ford Hill above Breckenridge

Locomotive Number 205 is stopped at Engineer's Curve on Barney Ford Hill overlooking the town of Breckenridge, Colorado. Circa 1890s. A man stands on the side of the railroad tracks while two other men lean on the metal frame pilot attached to the front of the train, also called the "cowcatcher". Tenmile Range in the background.


Railroad train with two locomotives at Rocky Point, east of Breckenridge

A railroad train with two locomotives is stopped just before Rocky Point, east of Breckenridge, Colorado. Men pose near the train or on the lead locomotive. Circa 1898-1913. The narrow gauge railroad tracks pass in between narrow, rough rock walls on its way to Boreas Pass and Como. Utility pole in the foreground.