Skagway powerhouse penstock tresle- Locke 25 line, U-928

By Mike Spadafora; posted June 15, 2007

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Taken in 1899 or 1900 this photo shows the now collapsed trestle that supported the penstock and tramway to the Skagway powerhouse near Victor Colorado. The tramway was the only access to the plant for the employees. Imagine riding the tram in the dead of winter up or down this cliff!! The plant was shut down in 1965. The trestle was destroyed in the 1970's by a rock slide . Photo is from an early EWE article on the plant. I shows the ruggedness of the beaver creek drainage . The white insulators on the poles are white Boch patent U-928. The line is going to the town of Victor, Colorado.