Railroad to Creede along the Rio Grande

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Comments (12)

Tom Lussier Photogra… on October 31, 2008

This railroad along the Rio Grande was finished to Creede in 1891 just a year after rich silver deposits were discovered there. The result was an instant boom in growth swelling the population to 10,000 people by 1893. During it's boom Creede attracted some rather famous characters such as "Calamity" Jane Canary, con man Joseph Randolph "Soapy" Smith and lawman Bat Masterson. The last mine there closed in 1985 and the population is now 377 (Census 2000 data) in the least populated county (Mineral) in Colorado. Creede has been revitalized by artists, tourism and the renowned Creede Repertory Theatre(performing in the summer months). Most definitely a worthy destination on any trip to this area.

Thanks for looking, Tom

holger mohaupt on November 1, 2008

Hello Tom! A very interesantes picture. Thank you for your explanation for the history of this railway and the surrounding countryside. A backdrop as in a western movie. Many greetings from Holger.

Jewels on November 1, 2008

And thanks so much for sharing, Tom. It is absolutely gorgeous!


Samantha Lacy ღ on November 1, 2008

This one I am keeping! Wonderful shot of this stunning landscape Tom! Best wishes Sam

Daniel Dunlap on November 2, 2008

Great shot Tom! I love Colorado and this is exactly why. I dream that one day my wife and I can move to a small mountain town and live the rest of our days.

Best regards,


My newest panorama. I do hope the sky is better. :)

Tom Lussier Photogra… on November 3, 2008

Hello Walter. I am always amazed when someone, like yourself, notice the similarity between were they live and one of my photographs. Virginia compared to England and Ireland is very common. Thanks for stopping in.

Thank you Holger for those nice comments. It is like being in a Western when you are here. :)

Many thanks Julie for those kind words and you are welcome. :)

Hello Sam. Thank you for those very nice words, as always. And for the Y* selection. Cheers.

My wife and I have had similar thoughts Daniel. It's hard to not want to live there after visiting. :) Many thanks for the comments. The new pano looks great. I love the setting.

Best wishes to all, Tom

Steve Paxton on November 5, 2008

lovely shot tomboy could we do with some of that water.

Tom Lussier Photogra… on November 5, 2008

Cheers Steve. But you are in Spring now aren't you? Wouldn't that be a wetter season for you? How about a raindance. :)

Regards from the US of A, Tom

thor☼odin™ on November 5, 2008

Beautiful railway line Tom and thank you for the explanation of the background there :) Cheers, Peter

Tom Lussier Photogra… on November 5, 2008

Many thanks Peter for those kind words and your welcome for the history lesson. :)

Best regards from the US of A, Tom

@ivilo on October 26, 2009

:O wonderful !!!

новосивачки on November 12, 2015

Beautiful photo,L 1+F 5,greetings from Serbia,Milan!!!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 31, 2008
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    by Tom Lussier Photogra…
    • Taken on 2008/09/06 05:32:10
    • Exposure: 0.033s (1/30)
    • Focal Length: 28.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/16.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash