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Hangman's Trestle-Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad-Summer 2019
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Sep 15, 2019 17:16:38   #
Jay Pat Loc: Round Rock, Texas, USA
 
This trestle is a few miles west of Antonito.
Mr. Ferguson did something bad (don't know what).
The locals took a locomotive and Mr. Ferguson to the trestle (location high enough to hang someone) and hung him. I don't know what year this happened.

Also, this location was in the 1988 Willie Nelson movie, "Where The Hell's That Gold".
The movie plan was to blowup the trestle. The pyrotectics (?) used accidentally burned the trestle down.
The Railroad had to build a temporary crossing while the burnt one was replaced.


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Sep 15, 2019 17:53:49   #
Dave327 Loc: Duluth, GA. USA
 
Nice, sharp photo and interesting story!

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Sep 15, 2019 18:11:24   #
tainkc Loc: Kansas City
 
Yep. Very interesting.

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Sep 15, 2019 19:28:43   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
Nice shot and an interesting narrative.

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Sep 16, 2019 05:31:32   #
J-SPEIGHT Loc: Akron, Ohio
 
Jay Pat wrote:
This trestle is a few miles west of Antonito.
Mr. Ferguson did something bad (don't know what).
The locals took a locomotive and Mr. Ferguson to the trestle (location high enough to hang someone) and hung him. I don't know what year this happened.

Also, this location was in the 1988 Willie Nelson movie, "Where The Hell's That Gold".
The movie plan was to blowup the trestle. The pyrotectics (?) used accidentally burned the trestle down.
The Railroad had to build a temporary crossing while the burnt one was replaced.
This trestle is a few miles west of Antonito. br M... (show quote)

Nice shot Pat.

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Sep 16, 2019 07:49:35   #
jaymatt Loc: Alexandria, Indiana
 
Interesting--

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Sep 16, 2019 08:30:21   #
JayRay Loc: Missouri
 
Great photo of an incredible train to ride!

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Sep 17, 2019 15:13:12   #
Rob48 Loc: Portland, ME
 
Jay Pat wrote:
This trestle is a few miles west of Antonito.
Mr. Ferguson did something bad (don't know what).
The locals took a locomotive and Mr. Ferguson to the trestle (location high enough to hang someone) and hung him. I don't know what year this happened.

Also, this location was in the 1988 Willie Nelson movie, "Where The Hell's That Gold".
The movie plan was to blowup the trestle. The pyrotectics (?) used accidentally burned the trestle down.
The Railroad had to build a temporary crossing while the burnt one was replaced.
This trestle is a few miles west of Antonito. br M... (show quote)


Beautiful perspective and well shot, Pat.

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