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 Posted: Sun Jun 7th, 2020 02:05 am
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A photo of the Silversmith Mill (circa 1930).

Located roughly 1/2 mile North and 100 feet lower then the Power House.

Mill managers house still in use as the assay office for present operator's of the new (1952) mill.   

The mine was roughly 3/4 mile West and 500+ feet higher then the Power House.







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Hi    Ken  :wave:


An interesting looking operation.  L:


Built to one side, of what seems to be water ...

... crossed by several bridges, on the right of the photo.

Including for the railway ?  ???


I can imagine a big increase in water, as the snow melts !  :shocked:  Eh!


:java::moose:


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The foreground bridge over Carpenter Creek,
carried the CPR into Sandon.
 
Second bridge served the mill.


Tributary Creek to the right of the mill,
this creek supplied water to power the first mill "Ivanhoe".

The Silversmith used power from the power plant.

Also an addition was added to the mill,
to house the boiler and engine removed from the Slocan Star mill.


Above the mill manager's house is the Kaslo & Slocan Railway grade,
which was to serve the Slocan Star mill.

This grade never saw rails, nor a trestle across Tributary Creek.




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" This grade never saw rails, nor a trestle across Tributary Creek "


Hi Ken  :wave:


Oh well.  :us:


Coming to know the 'Kaslo & Slocan Rly' ...  L:

... it would have probably BURNT DOWN ! soon after completion !!  ;)

Perhaps a REVENGE ATTACK from a mob of Canadian Pacific Guys ...  :old dude:

... payback for the 'K.& S.' Dudes torching their nice new C.P. Depot !  :P


:java::moose::dt:


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More mother nature then the CPR, which put a stop to the grade, snow slides and fires.

The grade remained level along the side of the Mountain for about 3 miles.


The question is, would this grade have been built to serve the Slocan Star via a switchback,

or was it the start of the proposed extension to Silverton (not Colorado)

the grade would drop close to 1800 Feet to arrive in Silverton.


Another project at the time in 1908 was a new Wye being built in Cody,

there the grade at least had ties laid, rail was never laid.




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" More mother nature then the CPR, which put a stop to the grade, snow slides and fires. "


Hi Ken  :wave:


The 'Skyline' ? ... or the 'Lucky Line' ? ... That is the question.  ;)


I am just AMAZED that anyone even thought that building a railroad there was even possible !  :shocked:



" ... or was it the start of the proposed extension to Silverton (not Colorado)

the grade would drop close to 1800 Feet to arrive in Silverton. "



The 'K.& S.Rly.' line elevations & miles shown here, are fascinating ...  L:

... as is the brief history of the railway, its abandoned sections & from 3' to Std. Gauge in some parts.





Kaslo & Slocan Railway ... From Google Images.



" Another project at the time in 1908 was a new Wye being built in Cody,

there the grade at least had ties laid, rail was never laid. "



The route along the Kaslo River looks AMAZING !  :cool:



:)



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Silverton (not Colorado) :bg: was located about 4 miles South of New Denver.


With what information that has come to light on the K&S,

still no decent track plans for Kaslo or Cody other then written,

and very few useful photos.


I need to order a K&S plan book from the local archives,

but with the present situation, hard to say when this may happen.

:us:




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