Railroad workers

Material Information

Railroad workers
Series Title:
Latinos/Hispanics in Colorado Collection ;
Lovato, Denise ( owner )
Colorado Society of Hispanic Genealogy ( lender )
Publication Date:


Subjects / Keywords:
Mexican Americans -- Pictorial works -- New Mexico ( lcsh )
Mexican Americans -- 1900-1910
Hispanic Americans -- Pictorial works -- New Mexico ( lcsh )
Hispanic Americans -- 1900-1910
Railroad construction workers -- Pictorial works -- New Mexico ( lcsh )
Railroad construction workers ( lctgm )
Teenagers -- Pictorial works -- New Mexico ( lcsh )
Teenagers ( lctgm )
Hispanic Americans ( fast )
Mexican Americans ( fast )
Railroad construction workers ( fast )
Teenagers ( fast )
New Mexico ( fast )
Digital images. ( aat )
Digital images. ( gmgpc )
Group portraits. ( gmgpc )
Group portraits. ( aat )
Pictorial works. ( fast )
Digital images ( aat )
Digital images ( gmgpc )
Group portraits ( gmgpc )
Group portraits ( aat )
Pictorial works ( fast )


View of a Hispanic American railroad work crew in New Mexico. A group of men and teenage boys that includes Mexican-Americans, stand with tools that include crowbars. The men are dressed for cold weather and wear hats, caps, suits, overcoats and jackets. Mexican American farmers from southern Colorado would travel to New Mexico to work for railroad companies in the off season.
Additional Physical Form:
Image File:
Digitization sponsored by the Library Services and Technology Act and the Center for Colorado & the West at Auraria Library.
System Details:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
General Note:
Content derived from inventory prepared by Dana EchoHawk.
General Note:
Scanned image from loaned collection.
General Note:
Scan of photograph from: Hispanic pioneers in Colorado and New Mexico / Colorado Society of Hispanic Genealogy, 2006. Source: Denise Lovato.
General Note:
From inventory: "Many Hispano men supplemented their farm income by working for railroad companies. They laid track by hand, leveled the ground with shovels and escrepas (scrapers) pulled by a team of horses. A section gang was responsible for laying track once the land was surveyed and leveled by scrapers." (Hispanic Pioneers in Colorado and New Mexico, Colorado Society of Hispanic Genealogy, p. 226).
General Note:
Title from inventory.

Record Information

Source Institution:
Auraria Library
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
646198795 ( OCLC )