The Old Trestle

The old mine Trestle in Climax – The large tower had a whistle that blew three times a day.  Beginning of shift, lunch and quitting time.  You could set your clock by it.  You could hear the whistle all the way down to the Arkansas River.  When fishing the river as kids, the quitting time whistle at 4:00 P.M. generally meant it was time to head for home.

The ore train is being pulled by a 30 ton electric motor.  The trains made a loop over the trestle and dumped their ore into a crusher, then returned to the mine for another load.  This was on the Philipson Level mine at Climax.


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