The Photographs of Otto C. Perry

For over 50 years, beginning around 1915, Otto Perry photographed trains (primarily) and planes all over the world. Mr. Perry was not a professional photographer, rather, he worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Denver. In the course of those 50-plus years, Mr. Perry created well over 20,000 images, many of which have appeared in a number of books about different railroads. From studying his work, it would seem that Mr. Perry spent nearly every spare minute he had either photographing trains, or traveling to a location where he could do so.

Fortunately for all rail fans and historians, Perry's work has been preserved. After Mr. Perry's passing, the photographic negatives were donated to the Western History Department of the Denver Public Library where they have been scanned and made available for viewing on the Internet. The pages below provide links to a subset of the images that deal primarily with the Denver & Rio Grande Western. A small sampling of other railroads, including the Colorado & Southern and the Rio Grande Southern is also included.

Acequia, CO Alamosa, CO Allison, CO Alma, CO
Almont, CO Amargo, NM Animas Gorge, CO Antonito, CO
Arboles, CO Arena, CO Arvada, CO Aspen, CO
Azotea, NM Aztec, NM Bacon, CO Bailey, CO
Bain, CO Baldwin, CO Basalt, CO Big Horn, CO
Big Horn, NM Biggs Spur, NM Biggs, NM Bilk, CO
Black Canyon, CO Black Hawk, CO Blanca, CO Bond, CO
Bondad, CO Boreas Pass, CO Boulder, CO Bountiful, CO
Brayton, CO Breed, CO Buena Vista, CO Canon City, CO
Carbon Junction, CO Carbondale, CO Carracas, CO Castle Gate, UT
Castle Rock, CO Castleton, CO Cebolla, CO Cedar Creek, CO
Cerro Summit, CO Chama, NM Chamita, NM Cima, CO
Cimarron, CO Cisco, UT Clay, CO Cliff, CO
Climax, CO Coal Creek, CO Coke Ovens, CO Colona, CO
Colorado Springs, CO Colton, UT Como, CO Cotopaxi, CO
Coxo, CO Craig, CO Creede, CO Cresco, NM
Crested Butte, CO Cumbres Pass Cumbres, CO Curecanti, CO
Dallas, CO De Beque Del Norte, CO Denver, CO
Dickey, CO Dollard, CO Dolores, CO Dotsero, CO
Doyle, CO Dulce, NM Durango, CO Eagle, CO
East Portal, CO Eldredge, CO Elk Park, CO Embudo, NM
Englewood, CO Espanola, NM Estrella, CO Fairview, CO
Falfa, CO Fall Creek, CO Farmington, NM Fireclay, CO
Florence, CO Fort Collins, CO Fort Garland, CO Fort Logan, CO
Fountain, CO Franklin Junction, CO Fraser, CO Fruita, CO
Gallagher, CO Garfield, CO Gato, CO Georgetown, CO
Gilluly, UT Glencoe, CO Glenwood Springs, CO Golden, CO
Grady, CO Granby, CO Grand Junction, CO Grizzly, CO
Gunnison, CO Hall's, CO Helper, UT Henry, CO
Hermosa, CO Hesperus, CO Hooper, CO Hot Sulphur Springs, CO
Idaho Springs, CO Ignacio, CO Inca, NM Iola, CO
Jack's Cabin, CO Jefferson, CO Juanita, NM Keeldar, CO
Kyune, UT La Boca, CO La Fruto, CO La Jara, CO
La Veta, CO Larkspur, CO Lawson, CO Leadville, CO
Leonard, CO Leyden Junction, CO Littleton, CO Lizard Head Pass, CO
Lobato, NM Loma, CO Los Pinos, CO Louviers, CO
Lujane, CO Lumberton, NM Mack, CO Malta, CO
Mancos, CO Marshall Pass, CO Masonic Park, CO Matterhorn, CO
Mayfield, CO Maysville, CO McGinty, CO Mears Junction, CO
Milwood, CO Mineral Hot Springs, CO Minturn, CO Mitchell, CO
Moffat, CO Monarch, CO Monero, NM Monte Vista, CO
Montrose, CO Monument, CO Mosca, CO Nathrop, CO
Navajo, NM No Agua, NM Ogden, UT Ophir, CO
Orestod, CO Ortega, CO Osier, CO Otowi, NM
Otto, CO Ouray, CO Oxford, CO Pagosa Springs, CO
Palisade, CO Palmer Lake, CO Palmilla, NM Pandora, CO
Parkdale, CO Parlin, CO Parma, CO Peak, CO
Petersburg, CO Phantom Curve, CO Pine, CO Pinecliff, CO
Placerville, CO Plain, CO Plainview, CO Poncha Junction, CO
Poncha Pass, CO Porter, CO Price, UT Pring, CO
Provo, UT Pueblo, CO Ralston, CO Red Canon, CO
Redcliff, CO Rex, CO Rico, CO Ridgway, CO
Rifle, CO Riverside, CO Rockwood, CO Rocky, CO
Rollinsville, CO Romeo, CO Round Hill, CO Royal Gorge, CO
Russell, CO Salida, CO Salt Lake City, UT Sams, CO
Santa Clara Pueblo, NM Santa Fe, NM Sapinero, CO Sargent, CO
Sawpit, CO Sedalia, CO Servilleta, NM Shawano, CO

Sheridan Junction, CO

Shirley, CO

Shoshone, CO

Silica, CO

Silt, CO

Silverton, CO

Skarda, NM

Soldier Summit, UT
South Fork, CO State Bridge, CO Struby, CO Sublette, CO

Sulphur Springs, CO

Tabernash, CO

Tacoma, CO

Taos Junction, NM

Teachout, CO

Tefft Spur, CO

Telluride, CO

Tennessee Pass, CO

Texas Creek, CO

Thistle, UT

Thompson, UT

Tiffany, CO

Tolland, CO

Toltec Gorge, CO

Toltec Tunnel, NM

Torres, CO

Tres Piedras, NM

Trimble, CO

Trinidad, CO

Troublesome, CO

Trout Lake, CO Una, CO Uncompahgre, CO Vanadium, CO

Vance Junction, CO

Vernal, CO

Villa Grove, CO

Volcano, NM

Wagon Wheel Gap, CO

Walsenburg, CO

Waterton, CO

Webster, CO

Wellsville, CO

West Portal, CO

Whitewater, CO

Willis, CO

Willow Creek, NM Wilson, CO Winter Park, CO Wolcott, CO

Wolhurst, CO

Yale, CO

Yarmony, CO

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