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Incline Tramway Marker
Photographer: Barry Swackhamer
Taken: April 23, 2013
Caption: Incline Tramway Marker
Additional Description: Photo captions, clockwise from the top left: The hillside in front of you is where ore cars loaded with cinnabar traveled downhill on their way to the furnaces.; Over 100 rail cars, each carrying two tons of ore made the round-trip across Deep Gulch Creek on this graceful bridge at the bottom of the incline.; Mine workers, not motors, controlled the rail braking system. Heavier ore-filled cars at the top of the tramway were connected via cables to empty cars at the bottom. The weight of the empty car being pulled uphill reduced the amount of hand braking required as the heavier car descended.; At the upper left is the rail tramway coming down from the Cora Blanca and the Main Tunnel sorting shed. At the very top of the photo is Spanish Camp and the bottom of the photo was called China Dump.

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Submitted: May 2, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
Database Locator Identification Number: p240821
File Size: 1.633 Megabytes

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