Colorado Ghost Town Photography - Cimarron, Colorado

January 18, 2019Posted by Webmaster

 
Cimarron was founded as the railroad came west. It was decided that at this point the railroad could go no further up the Black Canyon and the railroad exited to the opening of the canyon where Cimarron sits today. At first it was nothing more than a tent city but soon had the basic stores all early towns had and was a refueling location for steam trains. The water tank still stands and today there is a fairly cheap campground on the site with era railcars, pens, and cattle loading chutes. A visitor center to the Black Canyon also is here. As a side trip, visitors can take the paved road north into the canyon and see a section of the original bridge with an original steam engine on it. This is the location of the massive dam on the river.


Some of original cattle rail cars sit here silently.
Camera Used: Canon Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure Time: 1/400    Aperture: f/4.0    ISO: 80
Date Taken: 2008:06:25 08:59:28        Want to use this image? See the More information tab.

Add Image to Cart View Cart / Checkout Magnify Image Some of original cattle rail cars sit here silently.



This section of the cattle chutes (and the upper level for pigs) was rebuilt as it appeared in era using original wood when possible. Note the color differences in the new and old wood.
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Add Image to Cart View Cart / Checkout Magnify Image This section of the cattle chutes (and the upper level for pigs) was rebuilt as it appeared in era using original wood when possible.  Note the color differences in the new and old wood.



The paved road follows the old railroad path. When the dam was built, this portion of the trestle was left with train engine.
Camera Used: Canon Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure Time: 1/400    Aperture: f/4.0    ISO: 80
Date Taken: 2008:06:25 09:10:55        Want to use this image? See the More information tab.

Add Image to Cart View Cart / Checkout Magnify Image The paved road follows the old railroad path.  When the dam was built, this portion of the trestle was left with train engine.



Camera Used: Canon Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure Time: 1/200    Aperture: f/4.0    ISO: 80
Date Taken: 2008:06:25 09:11:32        Want to use this image? See the More information tab.

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Behind the train in this picture is the dam.
Camera Used: Canon Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure Time: 1/200    Aperture: f/4.0    ISO: 80
Date Taken: 2008:06:25 09:12:14        Want to use this image? See the More information tab.

Add Image to Cart View Cart / Checkout Magnify Image Behind the train in this picture is the dam.