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Photo Archive Friday

Snow and a blind crossing
Kansas City grade crossing accident
Hand of Instant Death
Grade Crossing tragety at Rocky Ford
Archie Blogett's body by tracks

Watch Out! Railroad Crossing 

This collection of photographs shows the folly of trying to beat a train at a grade crossing. One thing we all know is this never ends well.

The Artistry of Railroads

The Artistry of Railroads
The Artistry of Railroads
The Artistry of Railroads
The Artistry of Railroads
The Artistry of Railroads
The Artistry of Railroads
The Artistry of Railroads
The Artistry of Railroads
The Artistry of Railroads

A fantastic new exhibit on Level 7 of the Central Library! And we've added some teaser images to entice you to visit!

Railroads have been the objects of artistic interest since the day flanged wheels first rolled uncertainly over crude iron rails.

Weird Photo Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Weird Photo Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

What, they couldn't get the locomotive all the way to the top? 

Such a short walk to the summit of the peak, but maybe just a few more feet of track and railroad ties, and you'd have a train to the top of the world!

The Land of Lost Souls: Otto Kuhler's Paintings on Permanent Display

The Graves of Aguilar. Otto Kuhler. 1 painting: oil on canvas; 17 x 23 in. 1963
Decay at Delagua. Otto Kuhler. 1 painting: oil on canvas; 17 x 23 in. 1963
Coal Trains of Trinidad. Otto Kuhler. 1 painting: oil on canvas; 17 x 23 in. 1963

With the restored Graves of Aguilar

In 1964, Otto Kuhler dedicated a series of twelve paintings to “the broken bodies still lying under the barren hills” of what had been Southeastern Colorado’s mining country.