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Bridal Veil Falls Power Station - Colorado 2004


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Old 08-14-2004, 01:40:49 PM
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Have a privileged look inside the Idarado Mine - Bridal Veil Falls Power Station at Telluride, Colorado. This station is now privately owned and operated with a 99 year lease by Eric Jacobson. Eric has rebuilt the generator and plant after it endured serious vandalism in previous years. It now provides power to the grid and helps pay for its maintenance expenses. What a place to live and work! All you have to do is endure the road and the winter weather. Eric has a tram line to make it up to the station when the road is impassible. Click the link below for the full tour...

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Old 08-14-2004, 09:12:17 PM
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Thanks for the Tour Harry!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-17-2004, 09:05:56 AM
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Harry. Great pictures. Me and my jeep are staying on flatter land though!

Thanks Joe R.
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Old 08-17-2004, 10:27:43 AM
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If you want a musical picture of the road to the power plant, get a copy of C.W. McCall's record album that has "Black Bear Road" on it.

According to the song, he dumped a jeep over the side somewhere out there.

By the way, last time I heard, C.W. was the Mayor of Ouray.

Take care - Elden
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Be sure to click the link above the top photo. There are many more photos taken on this little visit.



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Ahh, yes Harry! Shades of the past.

My wife and I have trekked up Black Bear Road several times - once all the way over the top. The time we did that "over the top" walk, we walked all the way from the far side of Telluride where we had a motel room. Talk about dragged-out when we got back! My legs hurt for days and I was in my '30's!

At that time, the power station was abandoned by the mining company (pre Eric Jacobsen) and you could just walk in and look around. Amongst all the adolescent graffitti was one line that stood out......."Nikola Tesla Slept Here".

There's a lot of early industrial history in them thar hills. And you wonder how they got all that heavy iron up there!

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Can't hardly wait to go back.

https://www.smokstak.com/gallery/browseimages.php?c=26

http://members.tripod.com/HoboJeepers/SJ7-3-00.htm

http://www.narrowgauge.org/4x4/html/blkbear.html

http://www.narrowgauge.org/4x4/cw_pa...s/bbr/bbr.html

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We drove up to the power station last summer - quite spectacular. I believe it is once again vacant.
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