Friday, 11 March 2016 20:49
George Berkstresser Collection of Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad and Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad Images
This collection is from the late George Berkstresser (1924-2014) who was a railfan and science teacher at Sargent High School in Monte Vista, Colorado. His 1,028 photos and sliides were take from from the mid-1950s through the late 1970s. These photographs are sorted into three volumes of prints and two volumes of slides for a total of five volumes.
A group of dedicated volunteers from the Friends have organized, catalogued, reviewed and scanned the originals into a dedicated computer system. A searchable database has been compiled which will allow retrieval of desired photographs. The original photos are in permanent, archival storage.
The database for the Berkstresser photographs is being updated and corrected as needed. The pdf catalogs created from the database are being recreated and the date of the database is listed on the first page of each catalog. The most current data can be found in the the spreadsheet data which is both in Excel format and comma-separated-variable format. As of December 19, 2016, the first of the Berkstresser Catalogs have been created and uploaded to this WEB site.
Visit the following links the get the catalogs (last updated on March 20, 2017):