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Silverton Railroads Online Satellite Image Map

June 09, 2019 08:55PM avatar
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Hello, I would like to showcase this Satellite Image Railroad Map I've been making of the 3 Silverton railroads. This map tries to make an approximate, detailed representation of mainlines, yards and spurs. It has had about 3 1/2 months in the making.

There are two ways of viewing this map. The 1st (recommended) way is to Click Here. The second way to view is using Google Earth and can be found at the bottom of this post. Please read the rest of this post before navigating the Map!!!

The neat feature of this map is that you can zoom in to a specific area and the zoomed-in satellite image will show an object the map documents or show the roadbed of a railroad. When you click the link, you will see a zoomed-out view of the 3 Silverton Railroads and the D&RGW. The controls might be hard to learn if you don't know how to navigate it, but if you have used websites like Google maps, or other GPS websites, the controls are pretty much the same. To zoom in, push the scroll wheel on your mouse forward when your cursor/pointer is hovering above a location you want to see. To zoom out, push the scroll wheel backward. When you zoom in or out far enough to your liking, take your finger off the scroll wheel. You can zoom in or out more if you want by doing the same actions. You can move the map to a different location while zoomed in or out by left-clicking and holding your mouse while moving the cursor/pointer to change your view. If you are on a laptop or other mobile device, use the + and - buttons next to the menu bar on the left.

The menu bar on the left can be very useful. On it, you will find a Map Description and Layers. Layers can show certain objects on the map and can hide them. The First layer you will see is the "D&RGW Silverton Layer" This layer contains all Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad related objects, and is enabled by default. If you would like to "hide" all D&RGW Related objects, click on the checkmark box to the left of the layer title. Do the same to bring D&RGW Objects back. The next layer you will see is the "Silverton Railroads Layer" This layer contains all objects related to the Silverton Railroad, The Silverton, Gladstone and Northernly Railroad, and the Silverton Northern Railroad. This layer is also enabled by default. Should you want to disable this layer for some reason, follow the instructions above. The next two layers are disabled but can be enabled by following the instructions above. The next two layers are "DRHS/SJHS Silverton Layer" and "D&SNG Silverton Layer". The "DRHS/SJHS Silverton Layer" shows objects related to the Durango Railroad Historical Society (Like the railcar display track, not the SN Engine House) and San Juan County Historical Society related objects (Rebuilt SN track north of Silverton). The "D&SNG Silverton Layer" shows how the Durango and Silverton Narrow Guage Railroad has changed the D&RGW's original trackage in Silverton. The next two layers are extras and are self-explanatory by their titles.

Each object on this map has a Name/Title, and some have a description for you to read (Like mining structures, depots, etc.) If you want to view the names and descriptions of an object, Simply click on it. An object may be a Line or a marker with a symbol on it.

Each Railroad on this map is color-coded.

Key:
D&RGW - The Dever and Rio Grande Western Railroad (Orange)

SRR - The Silverton Railroad (Dark Red)

SG&NRR - The Silverton, Gladstone, and Northernly Railroad (Green)

SNRR - The Silverton Northern Railroad (Pink)

RGS - The Rio Grande Southern Railroad [must enable the "D&RGW Durango Layer" to see] (Redish Orange)

D&SNG - The Durango and Silverton Narrow Guage Railroad (Blue)

Any Other Color - Track Laid by a Historical Society or a Mine Tram (Description of Any Other Colored Objects specify who made them/what they are and some might be found in other layers that are disabled)

IMPORTANT!!!
Some objects may change location or name when and if the map is updated. This map is NOT 1:1 accurate, and there is a possibility that certain lines are nowhere near where the actual grade should be, whether shadows of the forest ruin a clear view of the right of way or the actual grade has been obstructed/bulldozed.

Sources Used:
The Rainbow Route - An Illustrated History by Carl A. Skowronski and Robert Evan Sloan
Silver San Juan - The Rio Grande Southern by Mallory Hope Ferrell

Special thanks to Duane Danielson for providing resources, information, and driving me up to Gladstone (I'm one year away from getting a driver's permit).

(Second viewing option) If you have Google Earth installed on your PC and would like to view this map with 3D mountains/landscape, Click Here to download a .kml file that Google Earth can view it with. When you click the link, be sure to then click this button in the top right corner:

-Joe Weigman



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/05/2019 09:17PM by Joe Weigman.
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